Apply for a Practicum

Please review the instructions below carefully. All interested students should apply for a UB School of Law’s Legal Practicum via the online application. Please note that there is a separate application for applying for an Externship or Judicial Externship and Clinic.

Before you apply

Applicants should be aware that practicum students are NOT considered members of the UB Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program Law Practice, and will not be admitted to practice under a practice order. However, you will be eligible to earn hours towards your pro bono requirements, and taking a practicum will satisfy four credit hours of your experiential learning requirement under the GARP.

In order to give opportunities to all students who want an experiential learning experience, students may not enroll in more than one clinic, practicum, or externship in a semester.

Questions regarding the clinical program or related experiential learning should be directed to Professor Bernadette Gargano at


To apply for a practicum, please:

  1. Submit the online application by providing your electronic signature. Please be aware that you are now required to upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Unofficial Transcript, Writing Sample, and Conflict Inventory Acknowledgment along with your application.
  2. Submit your application by Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.
  3. You will be notified by email of whether or not you have been selected. Based on the selection process of the practicum course(s) to which you are applying, the timing of these notifications may differ.
  4. Practicum courses are popular, so acceptance to a Practicum is not guaranteed. We recommend that you register for a full schedule in case there is not room for you in a practicum. If you are approved for a practicum and submit all the required paperwork, we will notify the registrar and help you adjust your schedule.