For J.D. Students
Clinical registration takes place once a year at the end of March. At that time, students enroll through the preferencing process on Helios or apply to clinics according to the instructions provided in the Course Catalog. Registration is for the full upcoming academic year.
Most clinics are included in this clinical registration preferencing, which is first in a series of phases. Students register for clinics through a preferencing process in Helios, by navigating to the Courses Menu and selecting the Registration Option. Students may preference up to 6 clinics during clinical registration preferencing. You can view instructional screenshots here.
For clinics that are offered in more than one semester, each semester counts as a distinct clinical preference. Students will be able to register once the preferencing time is open. After clinical registration preferencing results are released, clinical add/drop opens in Helios.
2017-18 PREFERENCING Deadlines
You can review the Registrar’s Office website for a full list of registration dates and events.
By Application Clinics
Registration for these by-application clinics is not done through Helios. Each clinic has an application process and an application deadline. This information can be found in the clinics’ description in the HLS Course Catalog.
Clinical Course Component registration
All clinics are taken in conjunction with a required clinical course component. Unless otherwise noted in the clinic description in the HLS Course Catalog, when a student enrolls in a clinic, they are automatically enrolled in the required clinical course component by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. Clinic enrollment and clinical course enrollment are generally linked – if a student drops from a clinic, they will also be dropped from the clinical course and vice-versa. Students may participate in one clinic at a time. Once students have taken a clinic, they may not sign up for it again through Helios.
Tools for Registration
To learn more about the work that students do in the clinics, read the clinical skills matrix and evaluations from past clinical students on Helios. You can also review the Clinical Checklist, the Curriculum Chart, and the handbook to learn details about credits, pre- and co-requisites courses, and drop deadlines.
Clinic Info Sessions (audio)
For LL.M. Students
LL.M. students can apply to clinics in August. The Clinical Application for LL.M. Students webpage details this process.