Applying to CJC
The Criminal Justice Clinic is open to J.D. candidates who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in the fall of any given academic year. Students participating in CJC during the third 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 second year of law school must have completed Criminal Procedure and Evidence before the Spring semester of the second year.
CJC offers Defense clinics in the fall and spring semesters.
Students interested in doing fall defense work may indicate their preferences on the Clinic application with respect to adult representation, juvenile representation, and sentencing matters for individuals sentenced as juveniles to life without parole (JLWOP). Students working on JLWOP matters must enroll in a separate 2-credit seminar (LAW-795JP-001) as a co-requisite in the fall semester.
Students who participate in spring semester defense fieldwork (adult misdemeanors) in 2020 will enroll in 1 seminar credit in the fall of 2019 and complete the remaining 2 seminar credits (for 3 total clinic seminar credits in AY 2019-2020) in the spring.
All Defense students (fall and spring) must attend a mandatory orientation session on the first Friday of fall classes.
CJC offers a Prosecution clinic in the fall semester only.
Students in the Prosecution Clinic will take a 3-credit seminar at WCL and be assigned field placements with Maryland State's Attorneys offices in Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties. Students will receive their field placements in early August, before the start of fall classes.