Clinic Course for Current J.D. Students
Law students apply to join the Harrison Institute’s housing and community development clinic in the spring before their year in the clinic. It is a two-semester clinic that awards 14 credits, seven in the fall and seven in the spring. It is open to students in their second or third year; you need to have 28 credits by the time you start in the clinic.
Applications. To apply, you must submit (a) a general clinic application and (b) a supplemental application for the policy clinic along with your resume and a statement of interest. The forms and deadlines are part of an information package on the main web page for clinical programs.
General information. In April, the Law Center distributes a guide to all clinical programs, convenes a briefing on the application process, and hosts a reception where students can meet faculty and students from each clinic.
Policy clinic information. We encourage you to attend one of several information sessions with the policy clinic faculty (times are included in the guide to all clinical programs) or email us for an appointment.
Selection criteria. Our main criterion is student interest in our policy role, our clients or project topics, which you can express to us based on work or academic experience, career plans, personal values. We also need some students who are proficient in Spanish.