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Clinic FAQs

 

  • Where can I get more information on the clinical programs at the University of Baltimore School of Law?

    General information about individual clinics can be found below:

    An Open House is held twice a year in fall and spring (prior to registration for the next semester) for interested students to gather information on the clinics. Clinic faculty and current clinic students are available for an "everything you ever wanted to know about clinics at University of Baltimore School of Law" question and answer session.

  • How do I apply for clinics?

    Clinic applications are available online. Complete the application and email it to lawclinic@ubalt.edu before the deadline for that semester.
  • Do I need to be a 3L to take a clinic?

    No, as long as the pre-requisites or co-requisites for the course have been fulfilled. Evidence is a pre-requisite of all clinics, except for Community Development clinics. See the pages for Law Clinic application and/or the Clinic Selection Policies and Procedures for more complete pre and co-requisite information for clinics.

  • How do I know if I've been placed in a clinic?

    The clinic administrator performs the lottery determining student placement. A list of students eligible to participate in clinic will be posted online on the Clinics in Action page. Please follow the instructions for each clinic on how to contact the faculty to set up an interview with them.

  • Do clinics fulfill either the Upper Level Writing Requirement or Advocacy Requirement?

    Yes, most clinics do. For details, go to Academic Standards and Procedures or Academic Requirements.

  • Can I take more than one clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law?

    Admittance into the Clinical Programs is in most cases based on a lottery. Details are available at Clinic and Internship Selection Policies and Procedures. If you have already taken a clinic but would like to take another, you may apply but will be placed into a clinic (or on a wait list) only after the students who have not yet taken a clinic are placed.
  • How many credits are clinic courses?

    Civil Advocacy – 6 credits
    Community Development – 6 credits 
    Criminal Practice – 6 credits
    Disability Law – 3 credits
    Family Law – 6 credits
    Immigrant Rights – 6 credits
    Innocence Project -- 6 credits
    Mediation Clinic for Families – 3 credits

  • I'm an evening law student. Can I still take a clinic?

    Several of the clinics hold evening seminars: Community Development, Mediation Clinic for Families and the Innocence Project Clinic. The law clinic suite is open evenings and weekends during the semester to enable evening students the same access as day students. Check out the FAQs for Evening Students.

  • Are clinics available during the Summer term?

    The Criminal Practice Clinic is offered in the Summer.

  • When do I need to apply for clinics?

    Applications for Summer term and Fall semester are usually available by the first week in March and due at the end of the month. Applications for the Spring semester are available in early October and due at the end of that month. Watch your UB e-mail account for more information on application availability and deadlines.

  •  Oops! I totally missed the deadline. What do I do?

    You can always turn in an application late and be considered for the wait list.

  • Wow! I got a clinic placement. What happens next?

    After you have made your initial appointment with your faculty, your name will be added to the Clinic Permissions List in Peoplesoft and you may register. If you experience any problems registering, call Laura Garcia 410.837.5659 to confirm that your name has been added.