2016-17 Clinic Application Instructions

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

Submit Applications Online

Registration for clinics 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 Friday, April 1, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.  (The sole exception is the Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic, whose deadline was February 1, 2016.)

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

Pre- and Co-Requisites

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


Not all clinics conduct interviews. Check clinic descriptions for details. If conducted, interviews will take place from April 1 -21, 2016.

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 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, but each semester should be indicated as a separate preference. Even if you are applying to only one clinic, you must indicate that preference affirmatively on CAMS in order for us perform the clinic 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 22, 2016.

Note for LLMs

The application period for LLMs will take place from May 20 - June 3, 2016. The following clinics reserve spaces for LLM students:

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.