Want to learn while doing? Want to help a client with a legal matter? Apply for a clinic!
Please review the instructions below carefully. All interested students should apply for a School of Law Legal Clinic via the online application.
Practicum and externships applications proceed through a similar but separate process. Please see the Registrar for further details.
Applicants should be aware that all enrolled clinic students are considered members of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program Law Practice, and will be admitted to practice under a practice order. Accordingly, enrolling in a UB law clinic requires students to agree to abide by law firm policies and procedures, including appropriate conflicts checks and confidentiality commitments that may go beyond matters in the particular clinic in which the student enrolls. This will be a substantial commitment both for the semester(s) in which the student is in a clinic, and thereafter.
Because of the intensity of the experience, students are strongly discouraged from enrolling in more than one experiential course in a semester (i.e. a clinic, practicum, or externship). Permission will be granted in very limited cases only after a meeting with Professor Kim Diana Connolly.
Questions regarding the clinical program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
To apply for a clinic, please:
Clinics are popular, so acceptance to a Clinic is not guaranteed. We recommend that you register for a full schedule in case there is not room for you in a clinic next semester. If you are approved for a clinic and submit all the required paperwork, we will help you adjust your schedule.
All JD/MSW students should consult directly with Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives, Melinda Saran, regarding their choice of Clinic, or a Law and Social Work placement, for their JD/MSW Advanced year.