Clinic Application for Current J.D. Students
TO APPLY FOR ANY CLINIC OFFERED IN FALL 2013, SPRING 2014, OR THE ENTIRE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR, FOLLOW THESE THREE STEPS:
FIRST: Submit the general clinic application form online, by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. You can access the online application beginning Thursday, March 14, 2013.
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On the general clinic application, you will be asked to rank the clinics to which you seek admission in order of preference (1, 2, 3, etc., with 1 being your first choice). If you apply to a one-semester clinic offered in both the fall and spring semesters (Center for Applied Legal Studies, Community Justice Project, Domestic Violence, Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, Institute for Public Representation, International Women’s Human Rights, and Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic), indicate the semester(s) in which you are willing to take the clinic. If you apply to the Juvenile Justice Clinic, indicate whether you would prefer to take the fall semester clinic or the full year clinic. See "Selecting a Clinic" for additional guidance on the ranking process.
An alphabetical list of all applicants will be posted on the Clinic Registration main page on March 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. If your name is not on the list, please contact the Assistant Dean immediately (202-662-9862; email@example.com).
If you submit your online application prior to the March 26, 2013 deadline, and you wish to change any of the information you submitted, including the order in which you ranked your clinic preferences, you can do so by accessing the online application again. This will bring you back to your application, which you will then be able to update and re-submit. After the March 27th deadline, applicants who wish to change their clinic rankings must request permission to do so from the Assistant Dean no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12. Such requests will be granted only in the case of a schedule conflict with another course or for compelling personal circumstances. Class schedules for all courses offered during the 2013-2014 academic year will be available online by April 10, 2013. Therefore, students will have an opportunity to view the class schedules and change their clinic rankings if a scheduling conflict becomes apparent.
SECOND: Complete any clinic-specific application requirements by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
A clinic may require students to attend an interview or to submit a detailed supplemental application form, a resume, statement of interest and/or writing sample. You should carefully read the clinic-specific information for instructions on any additional action that may be required of applicants to a particular clinic. All supplemental applications and written materials must be submitted to the respective clinic offices no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, in hard copy unless a particular clinic permits electronic submissions of supplemental applications and materials. If you are applying to a clinic that requires submission of a supplemental application, you may use the hard copies available in printed packets, or you may download electronic versions of the forms so that you can fill-in the forms on your computer and print them out. Unless otherwise indicated in the application instructions of a particular clinic, electronic submissions of supplemental applications and materials will not be accepted. To access a particular supplemental application form, click here for a list of Supplemental Clinic Applications.
THIRD: Accept your clinic offer by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013.
A notice with the names of students accepted into a clinic will be posted on the Clinic Registration main page on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. Students must accept or reject the offer by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013. To accept or reject your offer you must call or stop by the particular clinic in which you have been offered a seat. Failure to indicate acceptance may result in re-assignment of the opening to another applicant. Oversubscribed clinics will maintain waiting lists so that they can promptly fill spaces vacated by any students who decline their offer or later withdraw from the clinic. Thus, an applicant not accepted on April 24, 2013 may nevertheless ultimately obtain a place in a clinic. See FAQs #26 and 27 for more information regarding the waitlist process.
NOTE ON SUMMER CLINICS: The preceding instructions pertain only to clinics offered in the 2013-2014 academic year. There is a separate application process for summer 2013 clinics. Contingent on sufficient enrollment, we will offer the clinic Street Law in the Community in Summer 2013. Click here for information on Summer Clinics for J.D. Students.