Eligibility and Enrollment
Please consult the Clinical Course Chart (below) for summary information about course offerings, credit, and prerequisites.
Students must be in good academic standing to enroll in a clinic, and all courses require an application (available on each course homepage). Clinical courses are often over-subscribed, particularly in the spring semester. Interested students should apply during early registration to maximize the chance of being admitted.
Students who have completed their first two semesters are eligible for these ten clinics:
- Actual Innocence
- Capital Punishment
- Civil Rights
- Entrepreneurship and Community Development
- Human Rights
- Legislative Lawyering
- Supreme Court
- Transnational Worker Rights
The remaining clinics — the Children’s Rights, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Housing, Juvenile Justice, and Mental Health — require that students have completed forty-three credit hours pursuant to rules promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas for the supervised practice of law by students. Students must also certify that they have read and will abide by the Texas Code of Professional Responsibility and will subject themselves to the grievance procedures of the State Bar of Texas.
Clinical Course Chart
|Course||Summer 2017 Credits||Fall 2017 Credits||Spring 2018 Credits||May Enroll after 2 Semesters*||Prerequisite or Co-requisite|
|Actual Innocence Clinic||6||6||Yes|
|Capital Punishment Clinic||4||4||Yes||Yes|
|Children’s Rights Clinic||6||6|
|Civil Rights Clinic||6||6||Yes|
|Criminal Defense Clinic||6||6|
|Domestic Violence Clinic||6||6|
|Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic||6||6||Yes|
|Human Rights Clinic||6||6||Yes|
|Juvenile Justice Clinic||6|
|Legislative Lawyering Clinic||6||6||Yes|
|Mental Health Clinic||6||Yes|
|Supreme Court Clinic||6||6||Yes|
|Transnational Worker Rights Clinic||6||6||6||Yes|
For questions, contact Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org.