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 to a clinic.

Currently Available Practica

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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 hours of your experiential learning requirement.

In order to give opportunities to all students who want an experiential learning 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, and only after a meeting with Professor Kim Diana Connolly.

Questions regarding the clinical program or related experiential learning should be directed to Professor Kim Diana Connolly,


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, April 12.
  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 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 clinic. If you are approved for a clinic and submit all the required paperwork, we will notify the registrar and help you adjust your schedule.