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First Amendment Clinic

Student attorneys in the First Amendment Clinic will address core first amendment issues of local and regional importance related to free speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly.

What students do:

Student attorneys are certified by the Arizona Supreme Court. Student attorneys will be involved in all aspects of practice including interviewing and counseling clients, fact investigation, discovery, drafting of appropriate legal documents such as briefs, pleadings and motions and representing clients in various legal settings.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Course Information

The First Amendment Clinic is a one semester course.

  • Credits: 3, 1graded and 2 pass/fail
  • Pre- or Co-Requites: Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure

Enrollment limited to 4 students

Note to interested students: This is a new clinic, with many of the particulars still being determined. If you are interested in this clinic please email and she will forward additional information as well as a link to an online application as soon as staffing has been completed.

Usual Applications dates

Spring 2019:
Priority application period: September 26th - November 7th
Offers extended to students: November 16
Student acceptances due: November 19

Summer/Fall 2019:
Priority application period: January 21st - March 4th
Offers extended to students: March 8
Student acceptances due: March 11


For other information, please contact the faculty advisor

Gregg Leslie

Gregg Leslie
Faculty Advisor, First Amendment Clinic
Professor of Practice

James Weinstein

James Weinstein
Faculty Advisor, First Amendment Clinic
Professor of Law