Clinic Eligibility Requirements
Some but not all clinics 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” clinic 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 clinic.
Additional information can be found on the PA Practice Certification page. The application forms can also be downloaded directly from the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners Website. Completed forms should be submitted to the Student Affairs Office located in Barrack 103.
Application for Temple Law’s in-house clinics and the Federal Judicial Clerkship Program is through the Early Application Process. The applications for the in-house clinics can be found on the In-House Clinic Application (Survey Monkey). The deadline for submitting applications for in-house clinics for Fall 2019 is March 18, 2019, at 4:00 PM.
Students will be notified if they have been accepted into an in-house clinic. Notification will be in time for students to register via Priority Registration on SSB, which will take place in March. This is before registration for your other courses, which will begin in April. Detailed instructions for Priority Registration for clinics will be sent by email. For a list of frequently asked questions about clinical registration, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: You may apply to more than one in-house clinic (Community Lawyering, Elderly Law, Family Law Litigation, Access to Justice, and Social Justice Lawyering); if you choose to do so, you only need to fill out one application form.
- Community Lawyering Clinic
Professor Spencer Rand
- Elderly Law Project (Spring Semester Only)
Professor Debra Kroll
- Family Law Litigation Clinic
Professor Sarah Katz
- Access to Justice Clinic (Sheller Center)
Professor Len Rieser
- Social Justice Lawyering (Sheller Center)
Professor Jennifer Lee