The Nonprofit Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic that brings students within the School of Law, the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, the Lundquist College of Business and the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program together at the law school to serve the Oregon nonprofit community. Students conduct a governance assessment of several nonprofit organizations, draft an assessment report, and present their findings and recommendations to their organizational clients. Students work in highly supported interdisciplinary teams and have an opportunity to conduct interviews, review documents, hone their writing, plan and facilitate meetings and learn about organizational functioning and dynamics.
To date the Clinic has served organizations working in the following areas:
- Art, Culture & Humanities
- Civil Rights & Advocacy
- Environmental Amelioration & Advocacy
- Human Services
- Domestic Violence Services
- Healthcare & Counseling
- Housing and Shelter
- Recreation & Sports
- Youth Development
- Community Based Dispute Resolution Services
- Adoption Services
- International Support & Partnership
By addressing the real-world needs of participating nonprofit organizations the students' work reaches the entire Oregon community that depends on nonprofits for a broad array of critical services and cultural enhancements. Oregonians place extremely high reliance on nonprofits for many essential services traditionally in local government’s purview. While providing this valuable service to participating nonprofits and the broader community, the students reap significant professional benefit. They are the next generation of nonprofit leaders and volunteers.