Campbell Law School will launch a legal clinic to provide free legal services to local nonprofit organizations and their clients, the school announced March 31.
The funding for the Community Law Clinic, which will open in the fall 2016 semester, comes from a $150,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and other private donors. It will become the fourth clinic offered by the school, joining ones for bankruptcy, the elderly, and at-risk youth.
“Our clinics allow our law students to get hands on experience while also lending a helping hand to our community,” said Campbell’s dean, Rich Leonard. “The Community Law Clinic has been in the works for some time and has been conceptualized and created with the support and insight of some of our area’s most important non-profit agencies. It flows from our school’s Christian mission to provide legal services to some of our most unfortunate fellow citizens.”
The school is still in the process of finalizing a location for the clinic and selecting a director.-