Applications at a Glance

  1. Applications Checklist
  2. Important Dates

Application Checklist

All clinics require that students submit a general application form, a resume and an unofficial transcript via the Clinic Application and Matching System (CAMS). The following chart outlines any additional documents or procedures that may be required to complete your application. Please consult the individual clinic descriptions for full details.


Clinic Semester/Year Pre- or Co-requisites Writing sample Interview
Bankruptcy Appellate Spring Yes Yes --
Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Fall, Spring -- -- See description
Business Law Transactions Fall, Spring Yes -- --
Civil Litigation - Employment Law, Full-Year Year -- -- See description
Civil Litigation - Employment Law, Semester-Long Fall, Spring -- -- See description
Civil Rights Year See description -- See description
Community Development and Economic Justice Spring -- -- See description
Criminal Appellate Defender Spring Yes -- --
Criminal Defense and Reentry Year See description -- Yes
District Attorney of New York Externship Fall, Spring Yes -- TBD
Education Advocacy (PBSP Clinic) Spring Yes -- See description
Education Sector Policy and Consulting Fall, Spring Yes -- See description
Environmental Law Fall, Spring -- -- Yes
Equal Justice and Defender Fall Yes -- Yes
Family Defense Year See description -- Yes
Federal Defender Year Yes -- Yes
Federal Judicial Practice Externship Fall Yes -- Yes
Global Justice-for JDs Year Yes -- See description
Global Justice-for LLMs Fall, Spring See description -- See description
Government Civil Litigation Externship - EDNY Fall, Spring See description Yes --
Government Civil Litigation Externship - SDNY Fall, Spring See description -- --
Immigrant Defense Spring See description -- --
Immigrant Rights Year See description -- See description
International Environmental Law Fall See description Yes Yes
International Transactions - for JDs Year -- -- See description
International Transactions - for LLMs Year -- -- Yes
International Organizations Fall See description -- Yes
Juvenile Defender Year Yes -- Yes
Legal Ethics Bureau at NYU School of Law Spring -- Yes Yes
Legislative and Regulatory Process Fall Yes -- Yes
LGBTQ Rights Spring -- -- Yes
Mediation Fall See description -- Yes
Mediation - Advanced: Dispute System Design Spring See description -- Yes
New York Civil Liberties Spring -- -- See description
Prosecution Externship - EDNY Fall, Spring See description -- --
Prosecution Externship - SDNY Fall, Spring See description -- --
Racial Equity Strategies Fall Yes -- See description
Racial Justice Fall, Spring -- -- See description
Regulatory Policy Fall, Spring Yes -- Yes
Reproductive Justice Fall -- -- Yes
Advanced Reproductive Justice Spring Yes --  
Technology Law and Policy Fall See description -- --

Important Dates

Date Item
February 27, 2015 Clinic packet issued at 1PM.
March 6 Clinic Fair held at Furman Hall, 3-5 PM
March 23 - April 3 Clinic Application Period.
Application materials should be submitted online using CAMS.
All materials are due by 5 PM on April 3.
March 30 - April 23 Interviews conducted (for clinics that require them).
April 24 Preferences must be submitted on CAMS by 5 PM.
May 6 Students notified by e-mail whether or not they have been accepted into a clinic.
May 21 Confirmation of students' intent to register must be received by 5 PM.

The application period for LLMs runs from July 1-15, 2015.  Please consult the Graduate Affairs Clinics web page for details. The complete list of clinics available to LLMs in the 2015-16 academic year will be provided there later in the spring.