2 or 3 Credits (Clinic)
The Administrative Law Clinic covers a broad scope of placements, including government agencies and organizations or offices that work before agencies. Law students in this clinical component spend 10 (2-credit) or 15 (3-credit) hours per week on fieldwork.
Given the wide variety of possible placements, students' experiences can range from acting as a law clerk for an administrative law judge or hearing officer to advocating before an agency. Students submit weekly journals, describing and reflecting on their experiences in the field, and meet in a series of seminars with the course instructor and/or the Clinical Director to explore the relationship between the principles covered in the substantive class and their fieldwork. This course also satisfies the Experiential Education Requirement.
NOTE: Eligibility for some placements in this course is dependent on successful completion of a background check.
“If it were not for this clinic, I would have far less confidence going into interviews and saying that I have professional experience. This was like a toe in the tide of the legal profession, and I look forward to getting as much of this exposure as possible before graduation.” —Elise Mutchler '20