To learn about student practice rules by state,
please click on the following link: Clinical Research Guide
A pioneer in clinical legal education, Georgetown University Law Center has the largest, strongest and most highly regarded in-house clinical program in the nation. At least 17 full-time faculty, 26 graduate fellows, and several adjunct faculty supervise and teach the 325 J.D. students who enroll in the 25 clinical courses offered by our 17 clinics each year.
Situated within walking distance of the United States Supreme Court, Congress, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the local courts of the District of Columbia, and numerous government agencies, the Law Center offers clinic participants unparalleled access to the governing institutions in our Nation's Capital.
The mission of our clinical program is to merge theory and practice so that students master both the practical art of lawyering and its theoretical bases while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations. Students in the clinics represent a wide range of clients: refugees seeking political asylum; adult and juvenile criminal defendants; victims of domestic violence; housing and community development groups; individuals threatened with eviction; children seeking access to adequate special and regular education; groups or individuals seeking to remedy civil rights violations or protect the environment; and organizations seeking legislative and regulatory reform on a variety of issues in the United States and abroad.
Our clinics offer students a unique opportunity to serve the public; to explore career possibilities; to gain first-hand insight into the strategic and ethical dimensions of the profession; and to acquire the many skills and values needed for the practice of law. For many students, participating in a clinic is one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences they will have in law school.
To learn more about a particular clinic, click on the clinic's name at the left.
On October 2, 2014, the District of Columbia published revisions to the D.C. Student Practice Rule. You can view the rule here.
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Associate Dean, Experiential Education
Rachel S. Taylor
Assistant Dean, Experiential Education
Assistant Director, Experiential Education