About Us

The Free Legal Aid Clinic is a non-profit corporation that has served the Detroit community for over 50 years, representing those who may not otherwise have access to to legal services. The Free Legal Aid Clinic is the only student-run legal aid clinic in the nation, providing practical legal training and experience to Wayne State University Law School students.

Our Mission

To provide opportunities for law students to gain valuable legal experience addressing the needs of vulnerable populations in the greater Detroit area.​

Our Vision

To create a network of public interest-oriented legal professionals committed to serving the needs of vulnerable populations

Our Values


Treating all people with dignity and respect​

Ethical Integrity​

Meeting the standards of the legal profession and the nonprofit sector​


Sustainable and independent operation​


Open communication with partner organizations and patrons

Our Partners

FLAC partners with legal aid organizations to provide placements for law students to learn and practice law in the field.

Lakeshore Legal Aid

Elder Law Advocacy Center

Elder Law