Students are not allowed to register for the same clinic twice. However, with approval of the clinic, the Advanced Clinical Program allows students to continue their clinical work into subsequent semesters and across academic years.
Before submitting an application, first discuss your interest in continuing your clinical work with your supervisor well in advance of the application deadline. Clinics often have limited slots for advanced clinical students. If you are invited back by the clinic to work for another semester, you and your clinic must determine the likely projects or cases you will work on during the semester.
Advanced clinicals must be done for at least 2 clinical credits. There is a maximum of 16 clinical credits you can take during law school. Independent clinicals are not eligible for continuing clinical work. For questions, contact us prior to applying.
Fall 2020: August 28, 2020 (midnight)
Winter 2021: October 30, 2020 (midnight)
Spring 2021: January 22, 2021 (midnight)
You must have the consent of the clinical supervisor and Clinical Faculty Director in order for the Advanced Clinical application to be reviewed. When completing the application, be sure to describe in detail the upcoming cases/projects you’ll work on during the semester. Applications with insufficient case/project information and applications with missing signatures will be returned to the student for revision. If approved, students will be notified by email and automatically registered by the Office Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.
Students must complete the required number of clinical hours in order to receive academic credit.
- Every clinical credit is equivalent to 4 hours per week.
- Advanced clinicals are limited to either 2 or 3 clinical credits during the fall and spring semesters.
- Winter term advanced clinicals are set at 2 clinical credits. Students must be in residence working full-time at their placements, from the first day of winter term, January 6, 2020 through the last day of winter term January 24, 2020.
- Independent clinical projects are not eligible for advanced clinical credit.
The clinical grading method (H/P/LP/F or Credit/Fail) is determined by the Clinical Faculty Director, and must be uniform for all advanced students in the same clinic. Supervising attorneys recommend a grade to the Clinical Faculty Director, who will take it and the supervisor evaluations into account when assigning the advanced clinical grade.