Law School Clinics

Depaul University College of Law
Areas of focus include: asylum/ immigration, civil rights, criminal appeals, death penalty, family law, intellectual property, misdemeanors and special education

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Law Offices
565 West Adams Street, Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Phone: (312)906-5050
By appointment only

Areas of focus include: civil rights, criminal defense, disability benefits, employment discrimination, family law, immigration, small business, Social Security and tax
Fees vary

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Civitas Childlaw Clinic
25 East Pearson Street, Suite 1107
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312)915-7940
By appointment only
Representation for children in custody, abuse and neglect and other cases. 
Services are free of charge.

Loyola University Community Law Center
25 East Pearson Street, Suite 1005
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312)915-7830
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
By apointment only

Guardianship, visitation, some landlord/tenant cases, and simple divorces where property rights and children are not invoved.  Servcies are free of charge but clients must pay court costs.

Northwestern University School of Law
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Center on Wrongful Convictions
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3069
Phone: (312)503-8576
Fax:     (312)503-8977
TDD:    (312)503-4472

Languages: English and Spanish
Call in hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Representation for:
  • adult criminal cases in Cook County (case-by-case basis; fees apply)
  • juvenile delinquency
  • juvenile record expungement
  • immigration claims for women and children fleeing violence
  • investor protection
  • removal of juvenile names from Illinois Sex Offender Registry
  • start-up businesses/nonprofit groups (modest fee)
  • wrongful convictions of inmates currently serving time (no post-release work or sentence reduction)

The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic
55 east Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1020
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: (312)786-2267
Representation for persons who have been denied housing in violation of federal, state, and local fair housing laws before the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the State of Illinois Human Rights Department, the City of Chicago Human Rights Commission, and the Cook County Human Rights Commission, as well as in federal and state court.

Services are free of charge, but if a monetary settlement results, the clinic will collect costs and attorneys fees.

University of Chicago Law School

Areas of focus include: civil rights, criminal justice, employment discrimination, entrepreneurship and the rights of the mentally ill

Chicago has six law schools, each of which operates one or more clinics
offering free or reduced cost legal presentation to eligible clients. These clinics are designed to offer law students opportunities to act as legal practitioners while pursuing their degrees. However, each law school legal clinic has its own separate eligibility requirements, and may be seasonal, so each should be approached individually.

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