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/externships. Some clinics/externships may request additional materials to supplement the basic application; these should also be submitted online via CAMS. The JD application deadline for all 2017-18 clinics/externships is Friday, March 31, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. (The sole exception is the Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic, whose deadline is February 6, 2017.)
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 3 -20, 2017.
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 Friday, April 21, 2017.
Note for LLMs
The application period for LLMs will take place from May 19 - June 2, 2017. The following clinics reserve spaces for LLM students:
• Reproductive Justice (Fall) and Advanced Reproductive Justice (Spring)
The Environmental Law Clinic (Fall and Spring), Government Civil Litigation Externship - EDNY (Fall and Spring), Immigrant Defense Clinic (Spring), LGBTQ Rights Externship (Spring), Mediation Clinic (Fall), Mediation - Advanced: Dispute System Design (Spring), New York Civil Liberties Clinic (Spring) and Racial Justice Clinic (Spring) also welcome LLM applications and will consider taking LLM students, but they do not specifically reserve space for LLMs. Please consult the Graduate Affairs Clinics web page for further details.