The Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic at Drake University Law School
Drake Law School has expanded the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic to include a Domestic Violence Immigrant Clinic.
The Domestic Violence Immigrant Clinic will enable students to work with real clients and provide comprehensive legal services for immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
This clinic gives students the opportunity to work with real clients and provide comprehensive legal services.
Students working in the clinic will also work with local immigrant advocate agencies that are helping the victims. Representation will include family law matters, protective orders, public benefits, consumer law issues, landlord-tenant matters, employment law cases, bankruptcy and immigration remedies.
The Drake Legal Clinic allows students to engage in the practice of law under the supervision of licensed attorneys. Clinic participants interview clients, prepare pleadings, appear in court on behalf of clients and argue motions.
The legal clinic programs serve as a practical educational basis for students to supplement the theoretical knowledge taught in a classroom. The clinic programs also offer students an opportunity to serve the community and assist clients who might otherwise not be able to afford legal representation.