Pre/Co-requisites


All clinics require that applicants have successfully completed the required first-year curriculum. Part-time students who have successfully completed the required second-year curriculum are eligible to apply, but may be required to satisfy additional criteria for a specific clinic. D.C. Law Students in Court and the Domestic Violence Clinic are open only to students who have completed two full years of law school.
Civil Advocacy Clinic (formerly known as the General Practice Clinic)
   
   
  • Evidence is a pre-requisite for students in the Day section who wish to practice in D.C. Superior Court, and strongly recommended as a co-requisite for all Day section students if not already completed by the applicant. Students who are not eligible to practice in D.C. Superior Court will be certified to practice in Maryland.
  • There are no pre- or co-requisites for the Evening section.

Community & Economic Development Law Clinic
   
   
  • None

Criminal Justice Clinic
   
   
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence*

    *Note: Students participating in CJC during their 3rd or 4th year of law school must have completed Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence before the Fall semester of the third year. Students participating in CJC during the 2nd year of law school must have completed Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence before the Spring semester of the second year.


D.C. Law Students in Court
   
   
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence

Disability Rights Law Clinic
   
   
  • Evidence is a co-requisite in the fall semester if not already completed by the applicant.

Domestic Violence Clinic
   
   
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence


Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic
   
   
  • Evidence*
  • Any Intellectual Property course*

    *Note: These courses are co-requisites in either semester if not already completed by the applicant.


Immigrant Justice Clinic
   
   
  • Evidence is a co-requisite in either semester if not already completed by the applicant.
  • Any immigration law or asylum law course is a co-requisite in the fall semester if not already completed by the applicant.

International Human Rights Law Clinic
   
   
  • Evidence*
  • Any human rights, international law, immigration law or asylum law course*

    *Note: These courses are co-requisites in either semester if not already completed by the applicant.


Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic
   
   
  • Federal Personal Income Taxation

Women & the Law Clinic
   
   
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence

    Note: Rising 2Ls may apply to WALC and take Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Ethics in the fall as co-requisites.