Information For Students

Students are selected based on their potential to provide high quality, client-centered legal services to our client population. Faculty will consider a student’s interest in, and commitment to, public interest and legal services work, but such interest is not required. Faculty aim to select a class with different backgrounds, experiences, and interests, but a common desire to serve clients and gain invaluable experience. 

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


  • Students in the second semester of their 2L years and 3L students are eligible to apply. Preference is given to 3L students.
  • Certification by the DC Court of Appeals to practice as a student is not required to represent clients before the DC Office of Administrative Hearings, but is required to appear at federal or Superior Court hearings. 
  • Completion of Evidence and Criminal Procedure before the Clinic begins is recommended since these courses are required for certification.

For more information, please login to the Portal. Complete application instructions are available on the Portal approximately one month prior to the registration period.


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