School of Law Legal Clinics

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School of Law Legal Clinic
University of Arkansas School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Fayeteville, AR 72701

Audrey A. Briggs
Legal Clinic Office Manager
(479) 575-3056

The University of Arkansas Law School Legal Clinic was first directed by then-professor Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1975 to give students hands-on skills training by representing real clients in real life legal situations, and to provide a much needed service to the Northwest Arkansas community.

The Legal Clinic includes the Civil Litigation and Advocacy Clinic, Criminal Practice Clinic, Bankruptcy Clinic, Human Trafficking Clinic, Immigration Clinic and Non Profit Clinic.

Students interested in taking a Clinic should read the Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Clinic Students.

Potential clients who may be interested in the services that the law school legal clinics offer should read the Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Clinic Clients.

The Civil Litigation and Advocacy Clinic represents low-income clients seeking to enforce their rights in a variety of civil matters, including unpaid wages and appeals from the denial of unemployment benefits.
The Criminal Practice Clinic represents clients charged with misdemeanor and simply felony charges primarily in Washington County.
The Bankruptcy Clinic currently focuses on helping people in the Northwest Arkansas area file for no-asset chapter 7 bankruptcies. Students work with clients from the initial intake through the discharge process, including handling all filings and appearing in court.
Students enrolled in the Human Trafficking Clinic complete advocacy projects for their clients—agencies and organizations seeking to confront and prevent human trafficking.
The Immigration Clinic provides opportunities for students preparing for a career in immigration law or general practice to develop skills that are critical the successful practice of law through experiential learning.
The Non-Profit Clinic allows student attorneys to gain experience in business transactions law while assisting Arkansas non-profit organizations with organizational legal issues.

Clinic Faculty & Staff

Tiffany R. Murphy
Tiffany R. Murphy
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Director, Criminal Practice Clinic
Annie B. Smith
Annie B. Smith
Associate Professor of Law and Director, Public Service & Pro Bono Program
Director of Pro Bono and Community Engagement
Tim Tarvin
Tim Tarvin
Professor of Law
Director, Federal Practice and Transactional Clinics
Beth Katya Zilberman
Beth Katya Zilberman
Assistant Professor of Law
Director of Immigration Clinic