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  • 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:

    A Clinic Fair 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 to tell you "everything you ever wanted to know about clinics at University of Baltimore School of Law."

  • 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.  The clinics have differing requirements.  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. Students will receive an email advising them of their acceptance or placement on the Waitlist.

  • Do clinics fulfill the experiential learning requirement?

    To graduate, you must take six credits in a designated experiential course.  Of those credits, three must come from a clinic or externship.  All clinics satisfy the latter requirement, and the six credit clinics satisfy the entire requirement.  

  • 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 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
    Family Law – 6 credits
    Immigrant Rights – 6 credits
    Innocence Project -- 6 credits
    Juvenile Justice Project -- 3 credits
    Mediation Clinic for Families – 3 credits
    Mental Health Law – 3 credits
    Pretrial Justice -- 6 credits total (4 clinical credits, 2 seminar credits)
    Tax  - 6 credits
    Veterans Advocacy - 6 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, Tax 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 periodically 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.

  • How are clinics different from Externships?

    All the clinics, with the exception of the Criminal Practice Clinic, are in-house law firms at the law school.  You will be supervised by full-time faculty, and you will work with clients of the clinic.   You will be a Rule 19-217 student attorney, licensed to practice law while enrolled in the clinic.  In the Criminal Practice Clinic, you will be Rule 19-217 licensed, but you will work on-site at either a state’s attorney or public defender office and be supervised by attorneys in that office.  In an externship, you will be working for a judge or for an attorney at a law office outside the law school.  In general, you will have less responsibility for cases and clients in an externship.  Both clinics and externships have a weekly classroom component.  Both clinics and externships satisfy part or all of the experiential requirement for graduation.  Clinics generally require more time and provide more credits.  You may take both an externship and a clinic, but you should not take them simultaneously.

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