William and Mary Law School

Family Law Clinic

The Family Law Clinic offers six students who have their third-year practice certificate the opportunity to represent and advise clients of limited financial means from the Williamsburg office of the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEVA), in divorce, custody, support and equitable distribution matters.

Quotations from Family Law Clinic students:

“This is hands down the best experience I have had in law school.”

“The best thing about the course was the variety of assignments that I got to work on.  I was able to work on cases ranging from divorce to unemployment benefits to landlord/tenant.  Each case required different client interactions and written work products.”

“I learned time management skills, client interaction skills, and improved upon my own research skills.”

“I would highly recommend this Clinic for students looking for work on a variety of different legal topics; it was a great learning experience.”

“It’s great to feel you’re in charge of a case. . . I learned client interview skills, how to write letters to clients, basic client interaction skills.”

“Representing a wealth of clients with various legal problems and actually going to court was an amazing opportunity.