Clinical Eligibility Requirements
The vast majority of clinical courses involve the delivery of legal services to the public by students. Rules 321 and 322 of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court govern the admission of law students to the limited practice of law upon certification of each student’s professional competence and good character. In addition to the specific prerequisites, corequisites, and certifications listed in the individual clinical course descriptions, all students participating in “live-client” clinical programs must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or better at the beginning of the semester they are enrolled in a clinical course.
Application for Certification forms can be found outside the Clinical/Experiential Learning Office. The application forms can also be downloaded from directly from the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners Website. Completed forms should be submitted to the Clinical/Experiential Learning Office in Klein Hall, room 519/520.
Most, but not all, clinicals are available for Priority Registration through Self Service Banner (SSB).
The clinicals not available through Banner have a separate registration process. Those clinicals are:
- Federal Judicial Clerkship (Selection Procedure [PDF], Application [PDF])
- State Judicial Clerkship
- Ethics in Practice – contact Professor Jennifer Bretschneider
- Social Justice Lawyering and Advanced Clinical Intensive: Social Justice Lawyering (Application [PDF])
Priority Registration for clinicals on SSB will take place from March 30 to April 1. This is before registration for your other courses, which will begin on April 6, 2015. Detailed instructions for Priority Registration for clinicals will be sent by email. For a list of frequently asked questions about clinical registration, click here.