Legal clinics for skills-based training began at Tulane Law School in 1978. They are now a hallmark of Tulane’s legal education program. Forty years ago, Tulane was one of the few law schools to venture into using live-client experience through clinics and practice simulations, rather than a case book, to teach advocacy skills. The clinics now include Civil Rights & Federal Practices, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law, Juvenile Law, and Legislative & Administrative Advocacy. Over the years, clinic graduates have gone on to hold public office, serve as members of the judiciary, manage law firms and lead public interest organizations.