1. Applications Checklist
  2. Timeline for JD Application Process

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
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 -- -- --
Civil Rights: Challenging Mass Incarceration Fall -- -- See description
Criminal Appellate Defender Spring Yes -- --
Criminal Defense and Reentry Year Yes -- Yes
Education Advocacy Spring -- -- See description
Education Sector Policy and Consulting Fall, Spring -- -- See description
Environmental Law Fall, Spring -- -- Yes
Equal Justice and Defender Externship Spring -- -- Yes
Family Defense Year See description -- See description
Federal Defender Year Yes -- Yes
Federal Judicial Practice Externship Fall -- -- Yes
Global Justice-for JDs Year Yes -- See description
Global Justice-for LLMs Fall Yes -- See description
Government Civil Litigation Externship - EDNY Spring See description Yes --
Government Civil Litigation Externship - SDNY Fall, Spring See description -- --
Housing Law Externship - The Legal Aid Society Fall, Spring -- Yes Yes
Immigrant Defense Spring See description -- --
Immigrant Rights Year See description -- See description
Innovation Externship Spring -- -- Yes
International Organizations Fall See description -- Yes
International Transactions - for JDs Year See description -- See desciption
International Transactions - for LLMs Spring Yes -- Yes
Juvenile Defender Year Yes -- Yes
Legislative and Regulatory Process Fall Yes -- Yes
LGBTQ Rights Externship Spring -- -- See description
Local Prosecution Externship Spring Yes -- See description
Mediation Fall See description -- Yes
Mediation - Advanced: Dispute System Design Spring See description -- Yes
NYC Law Department Externship Fall See description -- Yes
NYS Attorney General's Office Economic Justice Division Law Enforcement Externship Fall -- Yes Yes
NYS OAG Social Justice Externship Year -- Yes Yes
PBSP Externship/Clinic: Litigation, Organizing and Systemic Change Spring -- -- Yes
Policing Project Externship
For application info, see Policing Project website
Fall, Spring      
Prosecution Externship - EDNY Fall, Spring See description -- --
Prosecution Externship - SDNY Fall, Spring See description -- --
Racial Equity Strategies Spring Yes -- --
Racial Justice Fall, Spring -- -- See description
Regulatory Policy Fall, Spring Yes -- Yes
Reproductive Justice Fall See description -- Yes
Advanced Reproductive Justice Spring Yes -- Yes
Role of the Corporate General Counsel
For application info, see description.
Spring      
Technology Law and Policy Fall See description Additional questions on Forms page. --
United Nations Diplomacy Fall See description Yes Yes


Timeline for JD Application Process

Date Item
February 23, 2018 Clinic packet available.
March 2 Clinic Fair held at Furman Hall, 3-5 PM
March 19-29 Clinic Application Period.
Application materials should be submitted online using CAMS.
All materials are due by 5 PM on March 29.
April 2-17 Interviews conducted (for clinics that require them).
April 19 Preferences must be submitted on CAMS by 5 PM.
May 2 Students notified by e-mail whether or not they have been accepted into a clinic.
May 16 Confirmation of students' intent to register must be received by 5 PM.

The application period for LLMs will take place June 2018.  Please consult the Graduate Affairs Clinics web page for details. The complete list of clinics available to LLMs in the 2018-19 academic year will be provided there later in the spring.