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Independent Clinicals

WINTER TERM

Independent clinical students may apply for Winter Term domestic funding once.   If students are contemplating applying for two Winter Term domestic independent clinical placements, please plan accordingly.

Students receiving HLS financial aid –defined as being eligible for and receiving at least $20,500 in the form of an educational loan certified by Student Financial Services office, or the equivalent for international students are eligible to receive funding up to $2, 000 to cover the costs of travel and housing.

Students who are not receiving any HLS financial aid are eligible to receive funding up to $1,000.

Students are generally NOT eligible for funding if the students’ placements are located in their home region.  However, students may apply for reasonable transportation costs if commuting to their placement creates a financial hardship.

Funding for international independent clinical placements in Winter Term is a separate process handled by International Legal Studies.

FALL/SPRING

OCP does not generally fund commuting costs associated with fall and spring independent clinicals. However, students may apply for reasonable transportation costs if commuting to their placement creates a financial hardship.

Externship Clinics

WINTER TERM

Students enrolled in a winter term externship clinic may request funding to cover the costs of reasonable travel expenses associated with the winter term placement as outlined in the Travels Details section.  Students’ financial need is considered when reviewing funding requests.

Generally, students who are returning to their home region are not eligible for funding.  However, students should come to OCP to discuss their individual circumstances if this presents hardship.

Students are eligible for funding for commuting.

Students are NOT eligible for travel funding to get from Cambridge to home or anywhere else students may be going for the holidays.

FALL/SPRING

Students may apply for reasonable transportation costs if commuting to their placement creates a financial hardship.

Externship clinic students who are engaged in remote placements may apply for funding for short term visits related to their work.

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