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.
Registration for Temple Law’s Internal Clinics and the Federal Judicial Clerkship Program is through the Early Application Process. The applications for these programs can be found below. PLEASE NOTE: You may apply to more than one internal clinic (Community Lawyering, Elderly Law, Family Law Litigation, Justice Lab, 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) (Application PDF)
- Elderly Law Project (Professor Debra Kroll) (Application PDF)
- Family Law Litigation Clinic (Professor Sarah Katz) (Application PDF)
- Justice Lab (Sheller Center) (Professor Colleen Shanahan) (Application PDF)
- Social Justice Lawyering (Sheller Center) (Professor Jennifer Lee) (Application PDF)
- Federal Judicial Clerkship (Application PDF)
- State Judicial Clerkship
- Ethics in Practice – contact Professor Jennifer Bretschneider
Priority Registration for clinicals on SSB will take place in March, 2016. This is before registration for your other courses, which will begin in April, 2016. Detailed instructions for Priority Registration for clinicals will be sent by email. For a list of frequently asked questions about clinical registration, click here.