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Information for Interested Law Students

Who should apply?

All second- and third-year law students interested in gaining litigation experience should consider applying for the Child Advocacy Law Clinic. Although many of our students come to the clinic with an interest or prior experience in child-welfare law, others do not. Students looking to spend a semester focusing on key litigation skills such as interviewing, negotiating, client counseling, and courtroom advocacy while addressing an important need—the interests of families involved in the foster care system—should apply.

How do I apply?

Second- and third-year law students may register for the seven-credit clinic using the Law School's computerized registration system. There are no prerequisites for the course. Information about registering for the clinic can be found here.

Is the clinic graded?

The seven credits students receive for taking the clinic are graded. Students are informed of the relevant grading criteria on the first day of class. Students should expect to spend a minimum of 10 to 15 hours a week—outside of class—on clinic work. Additionally, students should expect to have court hearings that may conflict with other classes.