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In-House Clinics Information and Application

Current students interested in participating in the In-House Clinics of the Clinical Law Center of the University of Richmond should carefully review the registration and application information below, as well as information provided on the specific In-House Clinic’s website. If there are any questions, please contact the director of the specific clinic, listed below.

Except for the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, the clinics are six-credit, graded courses. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 280 hours per semester on client activities, for an average of 20 hours per week. This includes attendance at twice weekly seminars for each clinic. The Wrongful Convictions Clinic is a two-credit, graded course.

For more information about the different clinic requirements, please see the Clinic Overview or contact the specific clinic director

Application Information

To apply for registration in an In-House Clinic, please comply with ALL the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application below.
  2. Please email your current resume to Box by sending it to In_Hous.vhl97w4kn24y357t@u.box.comPlease name the document “[Your Last Name] 2017 Resume”.
  3. Contact the specific clinic director to schedule an interview.

Please note the following:

  • The application deadline is listed below.  Later applications will be considered if space is available, but priority is given to those filed by the deadline.
  • Specific clinics may have additional application requirements, which will be sent to you via email after you submit the online application.
  • Registration is contingent upon approval from the specific clinic director. We will let you know if you have been accepted by the beginning of regular class registration.
  • Registration is subject to third-year preference.
  • You may apply for an In-House position as well as a Clinical Placement Program (CPP) position as long as you indicate this on both applications.
Children's Defense Clinic

Children's Defense Clinic
Professor Julie McConnell, Director

  • Class held Tues./Thurs., 2:50-4:10 p.m. (Fall)
  • Class held Tues./Thurs., 2:50-4:05 p.m. (Spring)
  • Graded course, six credits, average of 20 hours per week required
  • Open to second- and third-year law students; however, Third-Year Practice Certificate required in order to appear in court.
Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic

Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic
Professor Ashley R. Dobbs, Director

  • Class held Tues./Thurs., 1:05–2:25 p.m.
  • Graded course, six credits, average of 20 hours per week required
  • Open to second- and third-year law students; however, preference for third-year students
Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic

Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic
Professor Dale Cecka, Director

  • Class held Mon./Wed., 1:05-2:45 p.m. (Fall)
  • Class held Tues./Thurs., 1:05-2:45 p.m. (Spring)
  • Graded course, six credits, average of 20 hours per week required
  • Open to second- and third-year law students; however, Third-Year Practice Certificate required in order to appear in court.
Wrongful Convictions Clinic

Wrongful Convictions Clinic
Professor Mary Kelly Tate, Director

  • Seminar held Tues. 1:05-2:45  p.m. (Fall semester only)
  • Clinic Class held Mon., 10:10-11:50 a.m. (SPRING semester only)
  • Graded course, two credits
  • Open to second- and third-year law students
  • NOTE: Students who take the fall Wrongful Convictions Seminar have priority enrollment for the eight positions available in the spring Wrongful Convictions Clinic. If more than eight students from the seminar are interested in the Clinic, the director will select the eight students for participation. If fewer than eight students from the seminar are interested, the clinic will be open to other students who seek permission from the Director. 

**The deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 school year is 5 p.m. on March 24, 2017.**

Online Student Application Form

* All fields are required.

* Student Full Legal Name:

* UR ID #:

* Expected Month/Year of Graduation:

* Cell Phone #:

* E-mail:

* Indicate in which semester you would like to enroll:

Fall Semester 

Spring Semester

Either semester in which you can offer me a spot

Please identify to which clinical program(s) you are applying for the next academic year, AND indicatE your order of preference. Please use the number 1 for first choice, number 2 for second choice, etc. If you are NOT interested in applying to a particular clinic, put “N/A” in the corresponding box.

Clinical Placement Program
Family Law Clinic
Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic
Wrongful Convictions Clinic (if applying in the spring)
Children’s Defense Clinic
D.C. Externship