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.

Civil Advocacy Clinic

  • Evidence is a co-requisite if not already completed by the applicant.
  • Preference will be given to students who have completed Evidence before enrolling in clinic.

Community & Economic Development Law Clinic

ONE of the following courses is a co-requisite in either semester for students who have not yet taken either course: Business Associations OR Law of Nonprofit Organizations.

Criminal Justice Clinic

The following courses are pre-requisites for all Criminal Justice Clinic students (Defense and Prosecution):

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence*

*Note: Students participating in CJC during their 3rd year of law school must have completed 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 Procedure and Evidence before the Spring semester of the second year.

Fall 2017 CJC-Defense students working on sentencing matters for adults who were sentenced as juveniles to life without parole (JLWOP), must enroll in an separate 2-credit seminar (course number TBA) as a co-requisite in the fall semester.

D.C. Law Students in Court

Evidence is preferred, but not required.

Disability Rights Law Clinic

Evidence is a co-requisite in the fall semester if not already completed by the applicant.

Law and Disability is recommended, but not required.

Domestic Violence Clinic

No pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic

For students participating in clinic as 3Ls, the following are co-requisites in the fall semester if not already completed by the applicant:

  • Evidence
  • Any Intellectual Property course

Students participating in clinic as 2Ls must take an Intellectual Property course as a co-requisite in the fall, but they may take Evidence as a co-requisite in either semester.

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

The following are co-requisites in either semester if not already completed by the applicant:

  • Evidence
  • Any human rights, international law, immigration law or asylum law course

Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic

Federal Personal Income Taxation is a pre-requisite. However, students participating in the Tax Clinic as 3Ls in fall 2017 may be granted permission to take Federal Personal Income Taxation as a co-requisite on a case-by-case basis.

Women & the Law Clinic

Evidence is a highly recommended course in either semester if not already completed by the applicant.