• Clinics Registration

    Application and Selection Process 

    You can apply for clinics through a two-part process in the Career Services Office (CSO) Symplicity job bank:   
    1.) Submit your resume to Symplicity Job Posting #14272.  
    2.) Complete the Clinic Application Form found under the "surveys and forms" tab of Symplicity. Rank the clinics in which you have an interest in participating in the coming semester. You are accepted for a clinic based on your preferences and the needs of the clinic. 

    Spring 2015 registration deadline: 5:00 p.m. on October 24, 2014.

    If you have ranked a clinic, your application is sent to the professor(s) who teaches the clinic, who makes the initial decision about which students to select for the clinic. Professors make an effort to fill their clinics with students who have ranked their clinics as a first choice. Other factors professors consider include the reasons you state in your application form for wanting to do the clinic, your prior experience in the area, and your year in law school, and whether their clinic is a good fit for your stated interests.

    If you don't get into a clinic during the application process, you are automatically placed on a waiting list for any clinic that you have listed as one of your top three preferences. Open clinic spots are offered first to students who listed them as their top preference, then to students who listed them as a second and third choice. Because of our size, we are usually able to place every student who applies for a clinic.

    Eligibility

    In Minnesota, law students are eligible for certification under Minnesota's student practice rule after completing one full year of legal studies. As a result, most clinics are open to any second or third-year student. Clinics may have additional prerequisites or co-requisites, however. Before applying for a clinic, you should make sure that you have met the pre- and co-requisites.

    Register

    Once chosen for a clinic, you are approved to register. Please notify the professor immediately if you do not intend to register so your spot can be offered to another student.