Experiential learning requirements

All students must successfully complete, with passing grades or better, at least six credits of curricular offerings that provide substantial instruction in professional skills beyond traditional legal research, writing and analysis.

At least three of those professional skills credits must be fulfilled through a clinic or externship that provide substantial instruction in professional skills beyond traditional legal research, writing and analysis.

You can fulfill your requirement by taking six credits from Group A (clinics and externships), or by taking at least three credits from Group A (clinics and externships), with the remainder from Group B (skills courses).

  • Group A (clinics and externships)

    Clinics

    • Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic (6)
    • Business & Community Law Clinic (6)
    • Criminal Appellate Practice (4)
    • Disability Law Clinic (6)
    • Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic (6)
    • Patent Procurement Clinic (4)
    • Patent Procurement Clinic Advanced (2)

    Externship Colloquium

    • Corporate Counsel Externship (2)
    • Criminal Justice Externship (2)
    • Judicial Externship (2)
    • Public Interest Externship (2)

    Externship Practicum*

    • Corporate Counsel Externship (2)
    • Criminal Justice Externship: Practicum (2)
    • Public Interest Externship: Practicum (2)
    • Judicial Externship: Practicum (2)

    Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) (4)

    *Must take the corresponding colloquium to receive credit for the practicum.

  • Group B (skills courses)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Antitrust & Trade Regulation: Current Issues Seminar
    • Business Planning
    • Business Planning: A Transactional Approach
    • Contract Drafting Seminar
    • Criminal Pretrial Advocacy
    • Effective Oral Communication for Lawyers
    • Interviewing and Counseling
    • Mock Trial Workshop
    • Negotiation
    • Patent Application Preparation
    • Patent Prosecution
    • Practicum in Dispute Resolution
    • Pretrial Advocacy
    • Taxation of Corporations: Acquisitions & Restructuring
    • Trial Advocacy
  • Additional rules governing clinics and externships
    • 8 credit cap on externships
    • 14 credit cap on clinics and externships
    • No more than one clinic/externship per semester
    • A student may not take a second clinic unless positions remain available two weeks after registration begins.