Center for Law in Public Service

Overview of Gonazaga Law School's floor

Launched in 2011, the mission of CLIPS is to support the aspirations of students who study law in order to use their knowledge and skills for public service, whether they wish to make a full-time practice of public service law or promote the public good through part-time, pro bono legal work.

The Center for Law in Public Service houses and hosts several programs at Gonzaga Law. 

Assistant Director/Moderate Means Staff Attorney
Julie Schaffer, J.D.
(509) 313-3688


These Programs Include:

Moderate Means Program

The Center for Law in Public Service oversees Gonzaga’s participation in the statewide Moderate Means Program.

Criminal Records Clinic

In partnership with local attorneys, Gonzaga University law students provide assistance to those seeking to seal juvenile criminal records.

Thomas More Scholarship Program

Gonzaga Law School’s Thomas More Scholarship Program provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals to realize their commitment to serving the public interest through law.

Pro Bono Distinction for Students

A program to recognize students who are committed to Gonzaga Law School’s mission of public service.