Information for Students

Students will be selected based on their potential to provide high quality, client-centered legal services to our client population. Faculty will consider students’ interest in and commitment to family law, domestic violence law, and/or a career in litigation. In addition, faculty will consider past experiences in working directly with less advantaged clients and individuals in crisis. Students who have not yet been able to explore these areas should not be deterred from applying.

Every year, the clinics hold an Open House where faculty are available to answer questions about their respective clinics. Students may also contact Professor Kohn to discuss the clinic or ask specific questions.


  • Students are expected to devote an average of 24 hours per week to their clinic work.
  • Participation in the clinic requires returning to school before classes begin for a Litigation Training Program.
  • Students must be prepared to be as flexible as possible and understand that litigation schedules are driven by judges and clients.
  • Students must be certified by the DC Court of Appeals. Therefore, completion of Evidence and Criminal Procedure is required before the clinic begins.

For more information, please login to the Portal. A complete set of application instructions is posted approximately one month prior to the registration period for the following semester.

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