Clinic Enrollment Process and Admissions Timetable

Application Process

To be eligible for enrollment in any CLC program, interested students must first complete an application package, which may include a resume and a personal statement of interest. Students may apply to multiple programs. There is a global application for the following programs:  

  • Child Welfare Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Human and Civil Rights Clinic
  • Fair Housing Clinic
  • Investor Justice and Education Clinic
  • Intellectual Property and Patent Clinic
  • Intellectual Property and Trademark Clinic
  • WBG/IMF ADR Program
  • ADR Consortium Externship

Applications for the Fall 2019 semester and year long programs in the 2019-2020 academic year will be available beginning February 14, 2019 online and are due by 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday, February 21, 2019. Following application submission, students must schedule an interview on TWEN.  Please note that the application will ask the student to rank his/her program choices. Students who are selected to multiple programs will only be selected by their higher ranked program, and thus will only receive one program offer.

Students who are accepted into any of the clinical programs will be notified by e-mail and/or posting prior to the start of the registration period for the upcoming spring semester. A short waitlist may also be maintained for each program; students who are waitlisted will be notified should a time slot in the desired clinical program become available. Once final decisions are made, students may need to decide which clinic or externship to enroll in, as students may enroll in only one (1) in-house clinic or externship at a time. Exceptions to this policy must be cleared by the clinical director and externship professor. When a student has been officially accepted into any of the Clinical programs or externships, the student’s name will be submitted to the law school’s Records Office for direct registration. If you are not automatically registered for a clinical program that you have been accepted into, please notify Bernice Ines via email at bernice.ines@law.howard.edu(link sends e-mail).

There is a separate application for our Externship Programs. The externship application is accepted on a rolling basis.