Nonprofit, LU law school partner on legal clinic for clients in need

Through the clinic, LU students have a chance to practice law in the courtroom, work hands-on with clients and gain valuable experience working under the supervision of VLAS.

News Story (Virginia)

Josh Moody
News and Advance
October 22, 2017

Tags: Law School Clinics, Law Students

Organizations mentioned/involved: Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) (Lynchburg, VA)


A nonprofit law firm based in Lynchburg, VLAS has four offices which serve 20 counties and six cities in central and southwest Virginia, providing services to those near or below the poverty line with an emphasis on consumer and debtor’s rights, health care, housing, family law, public benefits, education and employment issues. With the help of VLAS, students work directly with clients to service needs in those areas.

“All of those are areas of law in which Virginia Legal Aid [Society] already practices, and we have demand from clients, but particularly we were looking for cases we could quickly resolve, so that law students who became involved in representing a client could see the results of their work,” said David Neumeyer, the executive director of VLAS who helped establish the law clinic with LU.