1. Submit Applications Online
  2. Interviews
  3. Indicate Preferences for Matching
  4. Note for LLMs

Submit Applications Online

Registration for clinics/externships is by application and permission only. All applications should be submitted using the Clinic Application and Matching System (CAMS). An NYU NetID and a Law School-issued password are required to access the system. Log in to upload the general application form, resume and unofficial transcript required by all clinics. Some clinics may request additional materials to supplement the basic application; these should also be submitted online via CAMS.  The JD application deadline for all clinics is Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.  The LLM application period will take place in June 2018.

Please note: Admission to the clinics in Buenos Aires and Paris is administered by NYU Law Abroad. Please consult their web page for  details.

Maximum number of clinic applications

You may apply for a maximum of six clinics/externships—i.e., any combination of year-long and/or semester-long clinics/externships. You may apply for one or both semesters of a given one-semester clinic/externship, but each semester counts separately toward the maximum.

Pre- and Co-Requisites

Please ascertain whether you have fulfilled the requirements for a particular clinic/externship before submitting your application. If you have questions regarding any of the requirements, please direct them to the teachers of the relevant clinic/externship.


Not all clinics and externships conduct interviews. Check the individual course descriptions here for details. If conducted, interviews will take place from April 2 -17, 2018.

Indicate Your Preferences for Clinic Matching

Once you complete the application process -- including any necessary interviews -- you must decide the order of your preferences among the clinics/externships to which you applied, and communicate those choices to us through the Clinic Application and Matching System (CAMS). Faculty do not have access to students' preferences when making their acceptance decisions.

You may apply for one or both semesters of a given one-semester clinic/externship, but each semester should be indicated as a separate preference. You may not rank separate clinics or externships with the same number; the match does not accommodate placements in two semester-long clinics in an academic year. If you are applying to only one clinic/externship, you must indicate that preference affirmatively on CAMS in order for us perform the matching. It is recommended that you wait to submit preferences until you have completed all other parts of the application process, including any required interviews. The deadline for JDs to submit their preferences on CAMS is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Note for LLMs

The application period for LLMs will take place from June 14-20, 2018. The following clinics reserve spaces for LLM students:

Mediation (Fall)

Several other clinics and externships may consider taking LLM students, but they do not specifically reserve space for LLMs. Any additional clinic opportunities will be posted later in the spring on the Graduate Affairs Clinics web page.