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:

FLASH Program

Family Law Attorney & Student Help (FLASH) is a partnership between Gonzaga University School of Law and the Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP).

Funding Opportunities

CLIPS sponsors at least one fellowship information panel each year to help match students with potential grant opportunities.

Juvenile Record Sealing

Gonzaga University School of Law provides a Record Sealing Clinic for those with a Juvenile Record.

Moderate Means Program

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

Pro Bono Distinction for Students

As part of Gonzaga University School of Law’s ongoing commitment to public and pro bono service

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.