Students must be in good academic standing to enroll in a clinic, and all courses require an application. Please consult the Eligibility and Enrollment Information page for information about course offerings, credit, and prerequisites.
Clinical work requires students to meet the professional responsibility obligations associated with being a lawyer, under the close supervision of faculty. The nature of the work varies significantly among different clinics, creating a variety of opportunities and expectations for students. All clinics have strict attendance policies, and students are involved in collaborative work with faculty and typically with fellow students. Because of the demands of cases and projects, many clinics require students to meet inflexible deadlines, engage in occasional work outside of normal business hours (including responding to emails and other communications), and some travel. Prior to applying to a clinic, students are asked to carefully review all information on that clinic’s website about the way the clinic operates and expectations for students. The clinical faculty encourages any student with questions about the operations of a particular clinic to contact that clinic’s faculty as early as possible.
Clinical courses generally fill up, so we advise interested students to apply during early registration if possible.
Fall 2024 Clinic Application Information
J.D. students may apply for clinics starting March 18 at 8:30 am. Clinic applications are due March 29 at 4:30 pm. Should spaces remain after this period, the application will reopen to all students on April 4.
You may apply for one, two, or three clinics, and you must rank them on the General Clinic Application in order of preference. Apply only to clinics in which you are prepared to enroll. If you are accepted into a clinic, your name will not stay on the waitlist for the other clinics.
All application materials are submitted electronically.
You must complete:
- The General Clinic Application (UT EID required)
You must also upload the following materials with your online clinic application:
- Your resume
- An unofficial copy of your law school transcript
Students will be notified when the clinic admission decisions have been made. Clinics are not part of the online early registration system. Each student admitted to a clinic must add it during the next available add/drop period and adjust their schedule. At the end of the applicable add/drop period, students admitted to a clinic will be dropped from any conflicting classes.
Students not admitted to a clinic during early registration may apply subsequently if spots remain available.
Questions about the application process should be directed to the Clinical Program Manager Christina Dost at clinicalEd@law.utexas.edu.
Looking for advanced clinic?
Visit the SAO page on advanced clinics for rules and application information.
|Fall 2024 clinics that will accept applications
|Actual Innocence Clinic
|Capital Punishment Clinic
|Children’s Rights Clinic
|Civil Rights Clinic
|Criminal Defense Clinic
|Disability Rights Clinic
|Domestic Violence Clinic
|Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic
|Housing Policy Clinic
|Human Rights Clinic
|Law and Religion Clinic
|Supreme Court Clinic
|Transnational Worker Rights Clinic
For questions, contact the Clinical Program Manager Christina Dost at ClinicalEd@law.utexas.edu.