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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 In-House 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 requirements, please see the Clinic Overview or contact the specific 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 name the document “[Your Last Name] 2019 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.
  • 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 Thursdays, 2:00-3:40 p.m. (Fall)
  • Class held Thursdays, 3:00-4:40 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 Mondays/Wednesdays 2:30-3:45 p.m. (Fall)
  • Class held Mondays/Wednesdays 2:00-3:15 p.m. (Spring)
  • 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
Wrongful Convictions Clinic

Wrongful Convictions Clinic
Professor Mary Kelly Tate, Director

  • Class held Thursdays, 10:00-11:40 a.m. (Fall)
  • Class held Thursdays, 1:30-3:10 p.m. (Spring)
  • 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 2019-2020 school year is 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Notice of acceptance is distributed Monday, April 8 by 1 p.m.

Online Student Application Form

All fields are required.

Student Full Legal Name:

UR ID #:

Cell Phone #:


Expected date of graduation:

Dec. 2019

May 2020

Dec. 2020

May 2021

Dec. 2021

Indicate your student status:

Rising 2L

Rising 3L

2 yr JD


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 and/or other 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.

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

*Please note: There is a separate application process for the Clinical Placement Program and the D.C. Externship Program. Your ranking and inclusion of your interest in these programs is for informational purposes only; it is NOT an application.