Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligibility

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
  • Environmental
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • 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

Clinical Course Chart
CourseSummer 2017 CreditsFall 2017 CreditsSpring 2018 CreditsMay Enroll after 2 Semesters*Prerequisite or Co-requisite
Actual Innocence Clinic66Yes
Capital Punishment Clinic44YesYes
Children’s Rights Clinic66
Civil Rights Clinic66Yes
Criminal Defense Clinic66
Domestic Violence Clinic66
Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic66Yes
Environmental Clinic66Yes
Housing Clinic4
Human Rights Clinic66Yes
Immigration Clinic66Yes
Juvenile Justice Clinic6
Legislative Lawyering Clinic66Yes
Mental Health Clinic6Yes
Supreme Court Clinic 66Yes
Transnational Worker Rights Clinic 666Yes
*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.

For questions, contact Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, eharrington@law.utexas.edu.