The Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic is the clinical program of the University of Chicago Law School. The Clinic specializes in the areas of criminal justice, civil rights, employment discrimination, the rights of the mentally ill, and low-income housing development. The Clinic engages in litigation, appellate advocacy, legislative advocacy, and community-based advocacy and transactional work. PILI Fellows at the Clinic licensed to practice under Rule 711 are given as much responsibility as possible in the Clinic’s cases. Under supervision, Fellows draft contracts, pleadings, briefs, and discovery requests; argue motions and appeals; take depositions; negotiate with opposing counsel; and try cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows.