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:
- Criminal Defense & Advocacy Clinic
- Immigrant Rights Clinic
- Legal Data & Design Clinic
- Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
- Mediation Clinic for Families
- Mental Health Law Clinic
- Veterans Advocacy Clinic
A Clinic Information 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 online and you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive the confirmation, please contact the Clinic Administrator.
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.
I'm an evening law student. Can I still take a clinic?
Several of the clinics hold evening seminars: Community Development , Immigrant Justice Clinic,Legal Data & Design, Mediation Clinic for Families , Low Income Taxpayer, Veterans Advocacy Clinic 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
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. For more information, click here.
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 Prosecution – 6 credits
Criminal Defense & Advocacy Clinic -- 6 credits
Family Law – 6 credits
Immigrant Justice - 3 credits
Immigrant Rights – 6 credits
Innocence Project - two-semesters -- 6 credits total
Legal Data & Design -- 6 credits
Low Income Taxpayer - 6 credits
Mediation Clinic for Families – 3 credits
Mental Health Law – 3 credits
Veterans Advocacy - 6 credits
Are clinics available during the Summer term?
The Criminal Prosecution 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 mid-month. Applications for the Spring semester are available in early October and due mid-month. Watch your UBalt 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 Prosecution 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 19-220 student attorney, licensed to practice law while enrolled in the clinic. In the Criminal Prosecution Clinic, you will be Rule 19-220 licensed, but you will work on-site at a state’s attorney 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.