Spend the Spring 2023 Semester in Washington, D.C.! Applications due by August 19, 2022

Applications for the Spring (or Winter+Spring) HLS Semester in Washington Program are due by August 19, 2022 (students may apply at any point up until the deadline). This clinic offers an extraordinary opportunity to work at the intersection of government, policy, and practice while pursuing your particular interests. Clinic participants spend the Spring Term (or both the Winter and Spring Terms, if preferred) living in Washington and working as legal interns in federal government offices in the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial Branches. The placements, primarily in offices where lawyers provide legal advice and assistance on policy, legislative, or regulatory matters, are developed collaboratively between the students and the Clinic Director to match to the students’ interests.

Previous placements have included the White House Counsel’s Office, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights, Criminal, and Environmental Divisions, the Department of Defense’s Office of General Counsel, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Senate Judiciary, Armed Services and Energy Committees, and many more.

The Program also has a course component that complements the placements.  The course focuses on what it means to do great policy making, developing the skills to make it happen, and leadership. To learn more about the program, take a look at the clinic’s website, where you can find information on both the clinic and course portions of the Program, learn about the students who have participated in the Program and their placements, and much more.

Finally, if you have any questions or want to discuss how the clinic might help further your goals, you can email the Clinic Director, Jonathan Wroblewski, at or give him a call at 703-623-6824 (please text first to alert him). He’d love to hear from you!

The initial application deadline for the clinic is August 19, 2022.  Apply today through the online application process!