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The Clinical Program helps students develop the lawyering skills and professional judgment they need to bridge the gap between law school and practicing law. In the clinics, students engage in challenging and rewarding legal work for real clients. Many students find their clinical experience to be the highlight of their law school education
Rule 38 Certification is required for all clinics except the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic and the Lodestar Mediation Clinic. Rule 38 requires that:
Students must have completed three full-time semesters of law school;
Students must have taken or be co-enrolled in the following courses: Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure.
Students must be in good academic standing to participate in a clinic.
3Ls who have not had a clinic will be given preference over any student who has had a clinic.
2Ls who have not had a clinic will be given preference over 3Ls who have had a clinic.
3Ls who have had a clinic will be given preference over 2Ls who have had a clinic.
Students should check each clinic for any clinic specific preferences.
Students who have completed two semesters of law school are eligible to participate in the Lodestar Mediation and Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic.
The Mediation Clinic is considered a skills course and there are no prerequisites for this clinic
Students in the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic are certified under the Law School Clinical Certification Pilot Program. Students in this clinic are required to concurrently enroll in the Contingency Fee Patent Litigation course. Additional prerequisites include Patent Law or Patent Preparation & Prosecution, either of which may be taken concurrently.
Students who have received a failing grade in any clinic or externship placement during law school may not participate in a clinic.
No student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, unless approval is obtained from the Executive Director of the Clinical Program.
Spring 2014 Applications
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