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Required Clinic Component: Religious Freedom Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits).
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: Yes. Applications are due by May 15, 2023.
Add/Drop Deadline: August 18, 2023. Transfer and LL.M. student deadline: July 15, 2023.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to this clinic by the July 15 deadline.
About the Clinic: The Religious Freedom Clinic provides students a hands-on, supervised experience representing a diverse group of clients in legal matters raising First Amendment and religious liberty issues. In the clinic, students represent religious individuals and organizations of all faiths, with a focus on helping the imprisoned, victims of workplace discrimination, and those facing obstacles in ministering to migrants, the poor, and their communities. Under the supervision of the clinic’s director and staff, clinic students engage in client counseling, policy work, pre-trial and trial litigation, appellate advocacy, and amicus work in cases of national importance.
Application Process: Admission to the Religious Freedom Clinic is by permission of the Clinic Director, Professor McDaniel. Students should submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2023. (Applications after that date will be considered if additional seats become available.) The application should be in a combined PDF that includes a resume and short (250 words or less) statement of interest describing the student’s reasons for applying to the clinic, relevant coursework, and which semesters (fall and/or spring) the student is applying for.