Legal Services LAB

The Boston College Legal Services LAB is a fully-functioning law firm within BC Law that provides community legal services.

Housed within our Center for Experiential Learning, LAB provides cases and clients for students in the Civil LitigationCommunity EnterpriseEntrepreneurship & InnovationHousingJuvenile RightsImmigrationNinth Circuit, and Civil Rights Clinic practice areas. 

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LAB: Real Clients, Real Solutions

Meet our innovative Legal Services LAB, a fully functioning law firm within the Center. LAB features seven clinics that cover areas such as civil litigation, housing, immigration, juvenile rights, startups, and corporate and IP law.

Areas of Focus

Housed within our Center for Experiential Learning, LAB provides cases and clients for students in the Civil LitigationCommunity EnterpriseEntrepreneurship & InnovationHousingJuvenile RightsImmigrationNinth Circuit, and Civil Rights Clinic practice areas. 

Support

Clinical faculty offer close supervision as experienced attorneys to students working in the field as apprentices. 

The Experience

LAB gives students the opportunity to hone their lawyering skills in the real world - they represent clients with a variety of legal problems, including domestic violence prevention, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, immigration issues, small business launches, and Social Security disability appeals. Students are certified to represent clients in every aspect of litigation, including appearing in court and at federal and state administrative hearings. 

Work Environment

The Center for Experiential Learning provides students with comfortable individual workspace, conference rooms, access to approved pleadings, and the latest technology. Satellite office space also exists in several local community locations.

It was great for me to learn how to 'learn while doing' at the beginning of my career. It’s a skill I will be able to apply to any type of practice I may encounter in the future.
David Kete '14