Clinical Experience Guarantee & Placement Priority Rules 

Clinical Experience Guarantee 

Washington University School of Law guarantees every interested J.D. student at least one law clinic or externship experience during his or her second or third year of law school.

Placement Priority Rules 

3L students have first priority. Although we cannot necessarily meet all student choices of law clinic or externship, our application review process seeks to accommodate those selections. 

* Where there are special circumstances, the Associate Dean for Clinical Education may grant an exception to the priority rules.  

Out of Town Externships

These include the following externships:  Congressional & Administrative Law Externship (DC), New York Regulatory & Business Externship (NY), International Justice and Conflict Resolution Externships and the Semester-In-Practice.

  • AY 18-19 Out-of-Town Externship Informational Session Handout [View PDF]
  • Information Meeting [View Video] (password protected) 
  • Register Online for the Out of Town Externships

St. Louis Based Clinics/Externships


These include the following clinics/externships: Appellate , Children’s Rights, Civil Rights and Mediation, Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property, Government Lawyering, Immigration, Interdisciplinary Environmental, Judicial Clerkship, Lawyering Practice, Low Income Taxpayer, Post-Conviction Relief, Prosecution Law.

  • AY 18-19 St. Louis Based Clinics/Externships Informational Session Handout [View PDF]
  • Information Meeting [View Video] (password protected)
  • Register Online for St. Louis based Clinics/Externships

Summer Experiential Opportunities

  • Summer 2018 Information Session Handout [View PDF]
  • Information Meeting [View Video] (password protected)