Requirements and Credit

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic is a yearlong clinic for which students will earn 8 credits with grading on a credit/no credit basis. Students will participate in a weekly 1- hour seminar class covering substantive issues and lawyering skills. A portion of the class is designated for discussing cases and projects with the group, and reflection on various aspects of the clinic experience. Separate from the class and reflection, students are required to work at least 14 hours per week on clinic work and to meet regularly with clinic attorney supervisors to discuss their work and progress.

Students may request permission to complete the WIE writing requirement in the CJRC.

How to Apply

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic is open to second and third year law students by application. There are no course prerequisites for this Clinic, but taking Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure II prior to or concurrently with the Clinic is recommended. The Clinic plans to enroll up to 7 students during the 2024-2025 academic year.