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.

Civil Rights Clinic (year-long)

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Civil Rights Clinic: Challenging Mass Incarceration 

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 Externship

No prerequisites.

Family Defense Clinic

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

Federal Defender Clinic

Students should have taken, or be able to take concurrently with the clinic, Criminal Procedure and either Evidence or a trial advocacy or litigation course.

Federal Judicial Practice Externship

No prerequisites.

Global Justice Clinic - for JDs and LLMs

Pre-Requisite: International Law or equivalent. A course in International Human Rights Law is not a prerequisite for the clinic, but it is recommended.

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. Students must be U.S. citizens and meet residency requirements.

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. Students must be U.S. citizens and meet residency requirements.

Housing Law Externship

No prerequisites or or co-requisites.

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.

Innovation Externship

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

International Organizations Clinic - for JDs and LLMs

International Law is required. International Organizations is recommended.

International Transactions Clinic - for JDs and LLMs

No pre-requisites. Students 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

Criminal Procedure and Evidence are highly recommended. These may be taken concurrently with the clinic, preferably in the fall semester.

Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic

Prerequisite: Legislation and the Regulatory State.

LGBTQ Rights Externship

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Local Prosecution 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 2017 or 2018; other Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation or alternate approved by faculty.

NYC Law Department Externship

No prerequisites or co-requisites. Law of NYC and Local Government Law are recommended.

NYS Attorney General's Office -- Economic Justice Division Law Enforcement Externship

No prerequisites.

NYS Office of the Attorney General Social Justice Externship (year-long)

No prerequisites.

Policing Project Externship

No prerequisites.

PBSP Externship/Clinic: Litigation, Organizing and Systemic Change

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.Students must be U.S. citizens and meet residency requirements.

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.Students must be U.S. citizens and meet residency requirements.

Racial Equity Strategies Clinic

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

Racial Justice Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Regulatory Policy Clinic

Prerequisite: Legislation and the Regulatory State or Aministrative Law.

Reproductive Justice Clinic

No prerequisites or co-requisites. Constitutional Law strongly recommended; Criminal Procedure and Federal Courts recommended.

Advanced Reproductive Justice Clinic

Reproductive Justice Clinic.

Role of the Corporate General Counsel Externship

No prerequisites or co-requisites.

Technology Law and Policy Clinic

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

United Nations Diplomacy Clinic

Students enrolled in the Clinic are strongly encouraged to take courses in international environmental law, public international law and/or international organizations or have relevant practical experience.