Clinics

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 relevant clinical faculty.

Bankruptcy Appellate Clinic

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: a bankruptcy course.

Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Business Law Transactions Clinic

Corporations is required. Federal Income Taxation is recommended. 

Children's Rights Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Civil Litigation - Employment Law Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Civil Rights Clinic

No pre- or co-requisites. Evidence and Federal Courts are recommended.

Community Development and Economic Justice Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Criminal Appellate Defender Clinic

Criminal Procedure is a pre- or co-requisite. Evidence is also preferred as a pre- or co-requisite.

Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic

Pre- or Co-requisite: Evidence. Criminal Procedure or Criminal Litigation are recommended.

Environmental Law Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Equal Justice and Defender Clinic

Pre- or Co-Requisite: Racial Justice Law and Eighth Amendment Law and Litigation.  

Family Defense Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites. Evidence is preferred but is not a prerequisite.

Federal Defender Clinic

Criminal Procedure, Evidence or a trial advocacy or litigation course is required as a prerequisite. If students have not taken any of these courses, they are expected to take one concurrently with the clinic; Criminal Procedure is the recommended course in that instance.

Global Justice Clinic

A course in International Human Rights Law is not a prerequisite for the clinic, but it is recommended. In addition, the clinic experience will be enhanced by some familiarity—either through formal study or other engagement—with public international law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law.

Government Civil Litigation Externship - Eastern District of New York (formerly called Government Civil Litigation Clinic - Eastern District of New York)

No prerequisites or co-requisites. Students selected for the program will be required to obtain a security clearance waiver from the federal Office of Personnel Management; this is required of all interns working in all U.S. Attorney's Offices. Students must be United States citizens to obtain the clearance waiver. It is critical that students accepted for the clinic complete the required security paperwork as soon as possible after acceptance into the clinic so that the security clearance waiver can be timely obtained. Students may not commence clinic work unless they receive a security clearance waiver. In addition, because the U.S. Attorney's Office is involved in litigation against many private law offices, legal services offices and other state or municipal law firms, students may not work part-time in such an office and participate in this externship.

Government Civil Litigation Externship - Southern District of New York (formerly called Government Civil Litigation Clinic - Southern District of New York)

No prerequisites or co-requisites. Students selected for the program will be required to undergo a routine security clearance check by the F.B.I. that is required of lawyers, non-legal staff and interns working in all U.S. Attorney's Offices. Students are advised that they must be United States citizens to be eligible for the Government Civil Litigation Clinic and that dual citizenship or residence outside of the United States for a significant period of time may complicate the security clearance process. Further, it is critical that updated contact information be provided to ensure that the required paperwork is sent to you at the correct address. This paperwork must be completed and returned as soon as possible so that the security clearance may be completed in time for the student to commence clinic work. In addition, because the U.S. Attorney's Office is involved in litigation against many private law offices, legal services offices and other state or municipal law firms, students may not work part-time in such an office and participate in this Clinic. For a complete list of eligibility requirements, visit the SDNY website and scroll down to "Externships During the School Year."

Immigrant Defense Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites. However, Immigration Law class is highly recommended.

Immigrant Rights Clinic

There are no prerequisites or co-requisites; however, courses in immigration law, administrative law, federal courts, public benefits law, evidence, and civil litigation may be helpful.

International Environmental Law Clinic

Students enrolled in the Clinic must be taking or have taken courses in environmental law, international environmental law and/or public international law or have relevant practical experience.

International Organizations Clinic

Prerequisite: International Law. Preference will be given to those who have taken (or are taking concurrently with the clinic) a course on international organizations.

Juvenile Defender Clinic

Students in the clinic are expected to have previously taken either Criminal Procedure or Criminal Litigation, but this course may be taken concurrently with the clinic, preferably in the fall semester. A prior course on evidence is recommended but not required.

The Legal Ethics Bureau at NYU School of Law

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic

Prerequisite: Legislation and the Regulatory State.

LGBT Rights Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Litigation, Organizing and Systemic Change Clinic

No pre- or co-requisites.

Mediation Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites. Note that all students are expected to participate in 16 hours of training at the beginning of the semester. This training is a necessary qualification to mediate with real parties and ultimately to receive credit for the course.

Mediation Clinic - Advanced: Dispute System Design

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of one of the following: Mediation Clinic Seminar Fall 2013 or 2014; other Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation or alternate approved by faculty.

New York Civil Liberties Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Prosecution Externship - Eastern District of New York (formerly called Prosecution Clinic - Eastern District of New York)

Criminal Procedure and Evidence are recommended, but not required. These courses may be taken concurrently with the clinic. Students selected for this externship will be required to undergo a routine security clearance check by the F.B.I. that is required of lawyers, non-legal staff and interns working in all U.S. Attorney's Offices. Students must be United States citizens and meet residency requirements to be eligible for the Prosecution Clinic. It is critical that updated contact information be provided so that the required security paperwork may be completed and returned as soon as possible so that the security clearance may be completed in time for the student to commence clinic work. In addition, because the U.S. Attorney's Office is involved in litigation against many private law offices, legal services offices and other state or municipal law firms, students may not work part-time in such an office and participate in this clinic. Nor may you work for any federal judges while participating in this clinic. Furthermore, you may not receive any income or advance compensation from a law firm during the internship.

Prosecution Externship - Southern District of New York (formerly called Prosecution Clinic - Southern District of New York)

Criminal Procedure and Evidence are recommended. These courses may be taken concurrently with the clinic. Students selected for this externship will be required to undergo a routine security clearance check by the F.B.I. that is required of lawyers, non-legal staff and interns working in all U.S. Attorney's Offices. Students must be United States citizens and meet residency requirements to be eligible for the Prosecution Clinic. It is critical that updated contact information be provided so that the required security paperwork may be completed and returned as soon as possible so that the security clearance may be completed in time for the student to commence clinic work. In addition, because the U.S. Attorney's Office is involved in litigation against many private law offices, legal services offices and other state or municipal law firms, students may not work part-time in such an office and participate in this clinic. Nor may you work for any federal judges while participating in this clinic. Furthermore, you may not receive any income or advance compensation from a law firm during the internship. For a complete list of eligibility requirements, visit the SDNY website and scroll down to "Externships During the School Year."

Racial Justice Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites. Evidence is recommended.

Regulatory Policy Clinic

Legislation and the Regulatory State or Administrative Law.

Reproductive Justice

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Technology Law and Policy

No pre-requisites, but courses in privacy, intellectual property, or First and Fourth Amendment law will prove useful.