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Student Clinics and Externships Application Form

Students interested in enrolling in a clinic or externship must complete and submit the attached Student Clinic Application.

The application provided below can be submitted to the following email address:  [email protected]. Students submitting applications for the Delaware Civil Law Clinic must be interviewed by Prof. Harrington Conner, and students submitting applications for the Criminal Defense Clinic must be interviewed by Professor Ritter.


This is your opportunity to put what you’ve been learning up until now to use in real legal work, representing indigent clients or working in a judge’s chambers or a public interest law office – for academic credit

The enrollment period continues until Friday, April 27th (applications submitted after the deadline will be considered for positions in the clinic or externship applied for if space is available).Registration for Summer and Fall courses begins on Thursday, April 19.

To apply, download the Experiential Courses Application (pdf) form or Experiential Courses Application (docx). It contains descriptions of all of the experiential offerings (clinics and externships) for the Spring, 2018 semester. You can download this form, complete it, and turn it in to faculty secretary Patti Burns (4th floor faculty secretarial area) by the deadline, along with a current résumé, an official transcript (from the Office of the Registrar), and a short writing sample that indicates your proficiency in legal reasoning and writing (Résumé and writing sample can be submitted as email attachments to [email protected]).

You can apply for more than one clinic or externship – simply indicate your order of preference among the courses offered in the appropriate place on the application form, and if you are not accepted for your first choice you will be considered for your subsequent choices. 

If you have questions about the clinics, please do not hesitate to stop in to the offices of the clinics in the experiential wing on the 2nd floor of the Law Building and talk to the clinic directors and current students.  

If you have questions about externships, please feel free to stop by my office (Room 405) or to contact Professor Catania at [email protected].

Students enrolling into the Delaware Civil Clinic, the Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Clinic (PA), or the Veterans Law Clinic will be required to attend a mandatory training session prior to the start of the semester.

Applicants cannot register until they receive approval from the appropriate professor. During pre-registration, you should register for other courses of your choice. If you are accepted you can rearrange your schedule during the add/drop period. There is no fee for this add/drop. Note: Once a student has registered, Section 310(C)(3) of the Dean’s Office Regulations permits that student to drop a clinic or externship only upon a showing of exceptional hardship and with the approval of the Dean of Students.

Students are invited to visit the clinic offices which are located in the Clinic Wing on the 2nd floor of the law school and are encouraged to talk to current or former clinical students.

Application Deadline: Late applications will be given full consideration if there is space in the clinics. 

Clinic faculty members will be happy to answer telephone, email, or in-person inquiries regarding the clinical and externship courses.

Prof. Francis J. Catania, Jr.
Judicial and Clinical/Public Interest Externship Program
Room 405
Ext. 2108
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Dana Harrington-Conner
Delaware Civil Clinic
Room 304
Ext. 2161
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Ken Kristl
Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic
Room 226
Ext. 2053
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Judith Ritter
Criminal Defense Clinic
Room 305
Ext. 2121
Email: [email protected]