Legal Clinics and Externship Applications

The following registration information applies to the Civil Advocacy, Criminal Defense and Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinics, as well as the Externship and Judicial Process Externship programs. Note that each Clinic and Externship has a required companion classroom course. Hours earned in the classroom component do not count toward the cap on clinic P/F hours.


To be eligible for the Civil Advocacy Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic and Externship program,  a student must have completed 46 credit hours prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student is taking a Clinic. To be eligible for the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic and the Judicial Process Externship, a student must have completed 30 credit hours. Legal Profession is a prerequisite for the Civil Advocacy Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic and Externship program. It is a pre- or co-requisite for the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic and the Judicial Process Externship. Each Clinic and Externship may have additional prerequisites. The Clinic/Externship application dates are announced in each semester's registration materials.

Clinic/Externship faculty will contact all applicants regarding acceptance. Some faculty may hold interviews with students seeking Clinic or Externship positions. Students who apply in compliance with the deadline announced in the registration materials will be informed of acceptance for placement by the time online registration for courses begins. Note that acceptance in the Externship and Judicial Process Externship programs may not include a specific location until a later date.

Note: Clinic/Externship faculty will provide the registrar with a list of students to be enrolled in each Clinic/Externship and companion classroom course. The online Law School registration system will not allow students to self-register for Clinics and Externships.

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