- Guidelines for Clinical Courses
- Timeline for JD Application Process
- Courses offered in 2018-19
All of our clinics and externships combine work in the field with seminars. Through these complementary activities, students develop systematic methods of learning from experience, as well as gain insight into a lawyer's functioning as advocate and counselor, investigator, negotiator, and planner. Legal ethics and professional responsibility in the practice of law are emphasized throughout these courses.
Guidelines for Clinical Courses
The faculty has promulgated the following guidelines for clinics and externships, in part to comply with New York Court of Appeals rules concerning the admission of attorneys:
• Matriculated students will be given priority over non-matriculated students.
• No student may register for more than one clinic/externship in a term.
• Of the 83 credits for graduation no more than 19 credits may be earned in “non-classroom” activities, which include some clinics and externships. The rules for determining whether credits earned in a clinic or externship are subject to the 19-credit maximum for “non-classroom credits” are available on the law school’s website under JD Program Degree Requirements. Questions about these requirements may be sent to Vice Dean Randy Hertz.
• Clinics and externships will in most cases require substantial amounts of time outside of usual course hours and at varying times. Depending on the type of clinic/externship and the nature of the fieldwork, students may be expected to devote anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week on average to fieldwork, and that number may be higher in a week in which a student has a trial, hearing, deposition, appellate argument, or other type of court appearance or presentation. This time commitment is above and beyond the time spent in weekly classes (which may be 2 or 4 hours per week or sometimes more), the readings and preparation for class, and out-of-class work related to simulations. Students with substantial commitments to journals, outside activities, work or other responsibilities should satisfy themselves through discussion with the respective teachers that they will definitely have sufficient time for a particular clinic or externship.
Timeline for JD Application Process
|February 23, 2018||Clinic packet available|
|March 2||Clinic Fair held at Furman Hall, 3-5 p.m.|
|March 19–29||Clinic Application Period.
Application materials should be submitted online using CAMS. All materials are due by 5 p.m. on March 29.
|April 2 - April 17||Interviews conducted (for clinics that require them).|
|April 19||Preferences must be submitted on CAMS by 5 p.m.|
|May 2||Students notified by e-mail whether or not they have been accepted into a clinic.|
|May 16||Confirmation of students' intent to register must be received by 5 p.m.|
The application period for LLMs will take place in June 2018. Please consult the Graduate Affairs Clinics web page for details. The complete list of clinics available to LLMs in the 2018-19 academic year will be provided there.
Courses offered in 2018-19
Download the Clinic Packet of all the courses offered in 2018-19. Note, however, that changes do take place after original publication of the packet. For the most up to date information, the Clinics website is the best source.