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Unemployment Compensation Clinic

This clinic focuses on assisting low-income clients with unemployment compensation matters. Because of the anticipated surge in unemployment claims, we will be open to anyone who has a question about any stage of the process.

Students receive valuable hands-on training in:

  • Interviewing clients
  • Appearing before administrative judges
  • Applying the rules of evidence
  • Preparing cases
  • Drafting appellate briefs

All students represent multiple clients over the course of the clinic and therefore have expanded opportunities to develop and hone their trial advocacy skills. Students can take advantage of two supervising attorneys.

Learn more about the clinic by contacting Professor Michael D. Simon at or contacting the clinical legal education office at 412-396-4704.