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Clinical Education at UT Law

Real Cases. Real Experience.

Student Eligibility and Enrollment

Please consult the Clinical Course Chart for summary information about course offerings, credit, and prerequisites.

Students must be in good academic standing to enroll in a clinic or internship, and all courses require an application (available on each course homepage). Clinical courses are often over-subscribed, particularly in the spring semester. Interested students should apply during early registration to maximize the chance of being admitted.

Students who have completed their first two semesters are eligible for internship courses and for these eleven clinics:

  • Actual Innocence
  • Capital Punishment
  • Civil Rights
  • Entrepreneurship and Community Development
  • Environmental
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Legislative Lawyering
  • Mediation
  • Supreme Court
  • Transnational Worker Rights

The remaining clinics — the Children’s Rights, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Housing, Juvenile Justice, and Mental Health clinics — require that students have completed forty-three credit hours pursuant to rules promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas for the supervised practice of law by students. Students must also certify that they have read and will abide by the Texas Code of Professional Responsibility and will subject themselves to the grievance procedures of the State Bar of Texas.

For questions, contact Eden Harrington, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education and Public Service, eharrington@law.utexas.edu.