Clinic Placements

Each Clinic student has TWO placements, one in civil law and one in criminal law; the exception being the students at the U. S. Attorney’s Office where both criminal law and civil law matters may be addressed.

The civil law placement lasts the ENTIRE semester.  Students rotate through the criminal law portion during the first or second half of the semester.  Thus, for several weeks there is a concurrent commitment of time.

First glance through the following outline of placements in each area of law, then click left links for paragraph-style descriptions of each placement.

Civil Law

  • Private Practice, either general or specialized
  • General Counsel – includes corporate:  Reynolds American; and not-for-profit:  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Novant Health, Inc.
  • General Counsel, Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Board of Education
  • Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • The National Labor Relations Board, SubRegion 11 Office
  • Forsyth County Attorney’s Office (Child Support Enforcement and Child Protective Services

Criminal Law

  • Federal Public Defender’s Office – Middle District of North Carolina (W-S and Greensboro offices)
  • District Attorney’s Office – Forsyth County
  • District Attorney’s Office – Guilford County (Greesnboro Office)
  • Private Criminal Defense Firms
  • State Public Defender’s Office – Forsyth County
  • State Public Defender’s Office – Guilford County (Greensboro or High Point)

U. S. Attorney’s Office – MDNC = COMBINED Civil & Criminal Law

  • Two students may work here.  This is the only placement that combines the criminal and civil law components of Lit Clinic.