Requirements/Application Procedures and Forms
Enrollment in a Fall or Spring semester clinic is by application only. This application is distributed to eligible students via e-mail in advance of course registration. We cannot assure that you will be accepted into your first choice, so you are encouraged to rank two or more clinics. Some clinics require supplementary information and/or interviews. Any questions regarding the clinic program should be addressed to Melina A. Healey, Director of Clinical Programs, or the individual professor teaching a clinic.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
Accepted students will receive email notification in advance of the course registration deadline with a link to confirm their placement. Placements that are not confirmed are released to students on the waiting list. Once a student confirms their placement, they will be automatically enrolled and will need permission from the Director of Clinic Programs to withdraw. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of the Director of Clinic Programs.
CLINIC SELECTION CRITERIA
All students who will have completed credits equivalent to one year of full-time law study (29 credits), may apply for a clinic. Factors relevant to selection for admission include:
1. Student seniority (this factor is given significant priority);
2. First time Clinic enrollees are given priority over those who have previously enrolled in a clinic;
3. Evening and Flextime students are given priority in the 3-credit clinics; and
4. Completion of relevant pre-requisite courses, interviews, and other clinic-specific screening criteria.
While there is no minimum grade point average for enrollment in the clinics, a student on academic probation may not enroll in a clinic.
Pro Bono Requirement
The fifty (50) hour Touro requirement is satisfied upon the student’s successful completion of every clinic except the Criminal Prosecution Clinic.
Mandatory Clinic Evaluations
In order to receive credit, clinic students are required to fill out anonymous evaluations of their clinic experience.