Clinics

Clinic Matching and Selection Process

  1. Submitting Your Clinic Preferences
  2. How Clinic Matching is Conducted
  3. Acceptance Notification and Registration
  4. Commitment to the Clinic

Submitting Your Clinic Preferences

Once you have decided your preferences among the clinics to which you have applied, you must notify us of these preferences through the Clinic Application and Matching System (CAMS). You may apply for one or both semesters of a 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 to 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 submission of your preferences on CAMS is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 25, 2014.

How Clinic Matching is Conducted

Each clinic's faculty will submit the names of students they wish to accept. The names of accepted students will then be compared with each student's list of preferences. Students will be placed in the most preferred clinic to which they have been accepted.

Each clinic will maintain a wait list of alternates. In the event that any of the accepted students withdraw prior to the commencement of classes, alternates will be contacted and informed of their option to accept a position in that clinic. Thus, students placed in their second- or third-choice clinic may later be notified that they have gotten into a higher-preferred clinic if an opening becomes available.

Students who are offered admission to a clinic that was not their top preference may continue on the wait list for their preferred clinic(s) even after accepting or declining the clinic they are offered. However, students cannot remain on the wait list for a clinic they ranked lower than the clinic to which they are offered admission.

If a student is not accepted into any of the clinics to which s/he has applied, every attempt will be made to offer a clinic placement from openings available in other clinics.

Acceptance Notification and Registration

Students will be notified by e-mail on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, whether or not they have been accepted into a clinic. Students who are accepted will receive only one offer letter - for the highest-preferred clinic to which they were accepted.

Permission to Register

Those who are accepted will be asked to confirm their intention to enrol in the clinic. To accept your offer, simply reply to the e-mailed offer, including the offer email with your response. This letter of intent should be e-mailed to Susan Hodges by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Ms. Hodges will then inform the Registrar that you have the instructor’s permission to enroll. The Records and Registration Office will then enroll you in the clinic to which you were accepted; you will not be able to register yourself through ABRA.

Students who are offered admission to a clinic that was not their top preference may continue on the wait list for their preferred clinic(s) even after accepting or declining the clinic they are offered. However, students cannot remain on the wait list for a clinic they ranked lower than the clinic to which they are offered admission.

Commitment to the Clinic

Students should not register for a clinic unless they are certain that they can honor that commitment. Withdrawals from a clinic after indicating intent to enrol can have substantial detrimental consequences for other students in the clinic, the faculty member(s) teaching the clinic, and the clients served by the clinic.  If a rising 2L student drops a clinic after the May 22nd deadline -- despite this explanation of the problems that it would cause -- and if the student thereafter applies for a clinic in her/his 3L year, teachers of the clinics to which the student applies will be informed of the student's failure to honor the deadline in the previous year. If unforeseen circumstances require that a student withdraw after accepting an offer, s/he should notify both Susan Hodges and the faculty member(s) teaching the course, at the earliest possible opportunity.

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