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Clinic Guarantee FAQ

Does taking a first-year clinic count as the "one clinic" that you are guaranteed before you graduate (if you apply each eligible term)?


No. Taking a first-year clinic does not affect how the guarantee applies to you and does not affect your application in the clinic bidding process.

What is an "eligible term"?


To qualify for the guarantee, a student must apply for a clinic each semester of their second and third years, until receiving admission into a clinic.

What if I don't apply each eligible term, but I want to take a clinic?


Apply the next registration period! While the guarantee only applies to students applying each eligible term, the Law School will strive to give every student a clinic who applies for one. As a general rule, apply early and often.

Will I get my top-choice clinic?


The Law School's clinic guarantee does not guarantee that you will get into your top-choice clinic; however, we will seek to accommodate student's clinic preferences.