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.

Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Business Law Transactions Clinic

Corporations is required. Federal Income Taxation and Securities Regulation are recommended.

Civil Litigation - Employment Law Clinic - full-year and semester-long

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 is recommended.

Education Advocacy Clinic

No prerequisites.

Education Sector Policy and Consulting Clinic (at Columbia)

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

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.

Family Defense Clinic with New York Defenders

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.

Federal Judicial Practice Externship

No prerequisites.

Global Justice Clinic - for JDs and LLMs

Prerequisite: International Law or equivalent. A course in International Human Rights Law is not a prerequisite for the clinic, but it is recommended. The clinic experience will be enhanced by some familiarity—either through formal study or other engagement—with international humanitarian law.

Government Civil Litigation Externship - Eastern District of New York

No prerequisites or co-requisites. But see “Note to Students Regarding Security Clearance” in clinic description.

Government Civil Litigation Externship - Southern District of New York

No prerequisites or co-requisites. But see “Note to Students Regarding Security Clearance and Conflicts of Interest” in clinic description.

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.

International Transactions Clinic - for JDs and LLMs

No pre-requisites. Students applying to the ITC should have a demonstrable interest in international matters (this can be demonstrated through past work, education and/or travel experiences, language skills, or other internationally-oriented skills and experiences).

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.

Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic

Prerequisite: Legislation and the Regulatory State.

LGBTQ Rights Externship

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Local Prosecution Externship (formerly DANY Externship)

Pre- and Co-requisites:  Students must have taken or be enrolled in Criminal Procedure.   Evidence is also strongly recommended.

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 2015 or 2016; other Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation or alternate approved by faculty.

NYC Law Department Externship

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

New York Civil Liberties Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

PBSP Externship/Clinic: Litigation, Organizing and Systemic Change

No prerequisites.

Policing Project Externship

No prerequisites.

Prosecution Externship - Eastern District of New York

Criminal Procedure and Evidence are recommended, but not required. These courses may be taken concurrently with the clinic. Also see “Note to Students Regarding Security Clearance” in clinic description.

Prosecution Externship - Southern District of New York

Criminal Procedure and Evidence are recommended. These courses may be taken concurrently with the clinic. Also see “Note to Students Regarding Security Clearance and COnflicts of Interest” in clinic description.

Racial Equity Strategies Clinic

Pre/Co-requisites: Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law.

Racial Justice Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Reproductive Justice

No prerequisites or co-requisites. Constitutional Law, criminal procedure, and federal courts recommended.

Advanced Reproductive Justice

Reproductive Justice Clinic.

Technology Law and Policy

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