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The First Amendment Clinic gives students experience in many aspects of a First Amendment and media law practice, primarily concentrating on press freedom and access issues. The clinic’s primary goal is to teach aspiring lawyers how to help journalists defend their rights and promote government accountability. Clinic students will be involved in all aspects of a media law practice, particularly emphasizing interviewing and counseling media clients, drafting of legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, and motions, and representing clients in various legal settings. .
Student attorneys are certified to practice in the clinic by the Arizona Supreme Court. Student attorneys will be involved in all aspects of a media law practice, particularly emphasizing interviewing and counseling media clients, drafting of appropriate legal documents such as briefs, pleadings and motions, and representing clients in various legal settings.
The First Amendment Clinic is a one semester course.
Enrollment limited to 6 students
Application period: September 26th - November 7th
Offers extended to students: November 16
Student acceptances due: November 19
Application period: January 21st - March 4th
Offers extended to students: March 8
Student acceptances due: March 11
**IMPORTANT!* - Pursuant to the Statement of Student Policies, Clinics – Students who have applied for a clinic and have been accepted may decline upon offer without consequence. However, once a student has accepted a clinic offered, any student who drops the clinic without prior approval by the dean’s designee will be subject to the 12-month ban.
For other information, please contact the Executive Director, Gregg.Leslie@asu.edu.