FLP provides an opportunity for law students to gain practical experience in custody, access, child support, spousal support and restraining order matters. Students will be instructed in family law practices in an intensive orientation program and ongoing case conferencing sessions. 

Academic Credit

The CLA Family Law Practice Program (FLP) is a limited enrollment program in which students are placed at CLA for either one full term or two terms, part time. Students may take 8, 9 or 11 credits divided between two terms or complete all credits in a single, full-time term. Students may not enroll for fewer than 4 credits per term. 


Students must complete 3 self-evaluations and review them with their supervisors, the Academic Clinic Advisor and the Executive Director. The evaluations allow students to reflect on their performance as advocates, development of professional skills and knowledge and application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The evaluations are meant to supplement the ongoing mentorship and supervisory relationship with the clinic lawyers.



The CLA Family Law Practice Program (FLP) awards course credits to 2nd and 3rd year law students. Please advise whether you have taken Evidence and Family Law. Students enrolled in the Family Practice Program must also take the Clinic Seminar during the same term. The Clinic Seminar is a 3 credit course offered to students enrolled in the Academic Program.

Selection Process

Applications are currently closed. Please check back in the Spring.  If you are accepted into the program, approval will be sent to the Academic Coordinator to allow for registration.