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), Patent Law Externships, Corporate Judicial Externship (DE) and International Externships.

AY 16-17 Out-of-Town Externship Informational Session Handout [View PDF] | Informational 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 and Family Advocacy,  Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation, Government Lawyering, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property, Interdisciplinary Environmental, Lawyering Practice Externship, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Judicial Clerkship Externship and Prosecution Clinic.

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Click here to register for St. Louis based Clinics/Externships.

Summer Experiential Opportunities

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