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 Fall -- -- --
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 Spring Yes -- 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 Organizations Fall Yes -- Yes
Juvenile Defender Year Yes -- Yes
Legislative and Regulatory Process Fall Yes -- Yes
LGBTQ Rights Externship Spring -- -- Yes
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
New York Civil Liberties Fall -- -- See description
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
Technology Law and Policy Fall See description Additional questions on Forms page. --

Timeline for JD Application Process

Date Item
February 24, 2017 Clinic packet available.
March 3 Clinic Fair held at Furman Hall, 3-5 PM
March 20-31 Clinic Application Period.
Application materials should be submitted online using CAMS.
All materials are due by 5 PM on March 31.
April 3-20 Interviews conducted (for clinics that require them).
April 21 Preferences must be submitted on CAMS by 5 PM.
May 3 Students notified by e-mail whether or not they have been accepted into a clinic.
May 18 Confirmation of students' intent to register must be received by 5 PM.

The application period for LLMs will take place from May 19-31, 2017.  Please consult the Graduate Affairs Clinics web page for details. The complete list of clinics available to LLMs in the 2017-18 academic year will be provided there later in the spring.