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Clinical Policies

To apply for a clinic, a law student must:

  • Meet the requirements of Rule 16 (“student practice rule”) of the Maryland Rules governing admission to the Bar – i.e., be in good academic standing, and have successfully completed 30 hours of class work (typically end of first year for day students and end of third semester for evening students).
  • Complete a current Clinic Application Form and provide a resume by the designated due date.

Applications are available online at the Clinic website approximately one month before the application deadline.

For more information, please contact Laura Garcia, Clinic Administrator, at (410) 837-5659.

Policies and Procedures by Clinic
or view entire Clinic Selection Policies and Procedures pdf.

  • Civil Advocacy Clinic

    The Civil Advocacy Clinic selects its students through the lottery process.

  • Community Development Clinic

    The Community Development Clinic selects its students through the lottery process giving evening students preference to some slots.

  • Criminal Practice Clinic

    The Criminal Practice Clinic selects its students through the lottery process.

  • Disability Law Clinic

    Students enrolled in the Disability Law Clinic are required to concurrently enroll in the Law and Disabilities Seminar. The Disability Law Clinic professor selects each student based on an information/interview meeting, resume review, and review of written materials submitted. Selection criteria include background and experience in mental health, nursing and psychology, demonstrated evidence of community service and poverty work, related course work, and date of graduation.

  • Family Law Clinic

    The Family Law Clinic selects its students through the lottery process.

  • Immigrant Rights Clinic

    The Immigrant Rights Clinic selects its students through the lottery process.

  • Innocence Project Clinic

    The Innocence Project Clinic selects its students through the lottery process.

  • Mediation Clinic for Families

    The Mediation Clinic for Families selects its students through the lottery process.

Clinic Attendance Policy

Attendance at clinical seminars, team meetings, client meetings, and appearances before adjudicative and legislative bodies is a primary obligation of clinical students whose right to continued enrollment in a clinic is conditioned upon a record of attendance satisfactory to the professor. A student whose unexcused absences exceed a combination of three required clinic obligations or whose total absences, excused and unexcused, exceed five clinic obligations may be compelled to withdraw from the course. A student who is compelled to withdraw shall receive a WF in the course, unless in the professional opinion of the faculty member, it is deemed that the student should receive a WA. A student, who is compelled to withdraw in the second semester of a year-long clinic, shall receive a grade for the first semester of the course, along with the number of credits awarded for that semester, and a WF for the second semester of the course.