How to Apply

How to Apply to the clinics of the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic

The clinics comprising the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic are highly competitive and enrollment is by application only. In addition to visiting clinic webpages for more information, please follow the application instructions and requirements below as listed for each clinic (click link to jump).  

Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Project
Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic
Employment Rights Clinic
Fashion Law Clinic
Federal Public Defender Capital Habeas Unit Clinic
International Human Rights Clinic
Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic
Juvenile Justice Clinic
Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution (inc. Collaborative Family Law Clinic, Conciliation & Mediation Assistance Clinic, and Dependency Court Mediation Assistance Clinic)
Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic
Loyola Project for the Innocent
Ninth Circuit Appellate ClinicVeterans Justice Clinic
Workers' Rights Clinic
Youth Justice Education Clinic

2018-2019 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS will be available on March 16, 2018.  Please check back for details.  Transfer students' applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Applications may be submitted, as specified by each clinic, by email, by mail, or by hand delivery to reception at the Social Justice Law Clinic (2nd floor of Founders Hall).

March 16 Applications available here
March 28 Applications are due 
April 2-13 Candidate interviews (where applicable)
April 16 Clinics will make offers to accepted students
April 18 Deadline for students to accept clinical offers 

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Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Project

Completed application will include:
1. Your current resume
2. A completed application form.

Application form to complete. 2018-2019 CCCJP Application. Form can be printed or completed as a PDF document.

Contact: Submit completed application to Elie Miller, emille47@lls.edu or drop off at LSJLC reception.

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Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic I & II

No formal application. Please contact Christian.cooper@publiccounsel.org or Anne Wells at Anne.Wells@lls.edu for details.

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Employment Rights Clinic

Completed application will include:
1. Resume
2. Transcript (official or unofficial)
3. A personal statement of interest, not to exceed one page or 300 words (indicating the reasons and/or interest for enrolling in the course).

Contact: Application materials must be emailed to Cornelia Dai, Director, at cornelia.dai@lls.edu.

Additional information: This clinic is only available Spring semester. 

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Federal Public Defender Capital Habeas Unit Clinic

Prerequisites: Advanced research and writing skills, a keen aptitude for legal analysis, and a strong work ethic are essential for all students who participate in the clinic. Students are encouraged to take the Habeas Corpus Litigation Seminar and the Death Penalty Law Seminar before or in conjunction with this clinic.

Completed application will include:
1. A brief statement explaining your interest in the clinic
2. Your current resume
3. An unofficial LLS transcript or grade printout
4. A writing sample of no more than 25 pages
5. Names of two references/recommenders

No formal application form to complete.

Contact: Any questions?  Contact Prof. Paula Mitchell at Paula.Mitchell@lls.edu.  Submit your completed application packet by email directly to Paula.Mitchell@lls.edu and Margo_Rocconi@fd.org.

Additional information:
Applications for Fall 2019 will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning March 28, 2018, with a final cutoff of July 15, 2018. 

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International Human Rights Clinic with The Center for the Study of Law and Genocide

Prequisites: Students must take, or have taken, prior to or concurrently with the clinic, Introduction to International Law plus one of these courses: International Protection of Human Rights, Human Rights at Home, International Criminal Law or Law and Genocide.

Completed application will include:
1. Completed application form
2. Statement of interest
3. Resume
4. Current unofficial LLS transcript or grade printout

Application form: The 2018-2019 International Human Rights Clinic Application can be printed or completed as a PDF form.

Contact: Submit completed application to Professor Cesare Romano, Director, at cesare.romano@lls.edu.

Additional Information: Once applications are received and reviewed, applicants who are selected will be scheduled for a 15-minute interview.

 

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Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic

Prerequisites: Minimum requirements for enrollment are: Criminal Law and Civil Procedure and Evidence. Criminal Procedure is strongly recommended, but not required. Rising second year students may apply but must be concurrently enrolled in Evidence in Fall 2018. Students must be California Bar certified and in good academic standing.

Completed application will include:
1. Completed application form
2. Resume
3. Current unofficial LLS transcript or grade printout

Application form: ‌JIFS 2018-2019 Application Form can be printed or completed as a PDF form.

Contact: JIFS Clinical Director Christopher Hawthorne, care of Shawn.Tracy@lls.edu.

Additional Information: In addition to completing an application with a resume, students must interview with Professor Hawthorne in order to be considered for the class. Please note that there will be a three-day orientation to be held one week before the official school year begins. Participation in orientation, the week before classes begin, is mandatory.

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Juvenile Justice Clinic

Prerequisites: Civil Procedure and Evidence. Criminal Procedure is strongly recommended, but not required. Rising second year students may apply but must be concurrently enrolled in Evidence in Fall 2018.  

Completed application will include:
1. Completed application form
2. Resume
3. Current unofficial LLS transcript or grade printout

Application form: JJC 2018-2019 Application

Contact: JJC Clinical Director Samantha Buckingham, care of Shawn.Tracy@lls.edu

Additional Information: Applicants will be required to interview with Professor Buckingham, Director of the JJC.   

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Landlord Tenant Clinic

No formal application.  This clinic is only available Fall semester. Please contact Cassandra Goodman, Director, at Cassandra.Goodman@lls.edu for details.  

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Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution

Completed application will include:

1. Completed application form

2. Resume

 

Application formThe Center For Conflict Resolution Application  can be downloaded and completed. 

 

Additional information:  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit the above to Mercedes Smith at mercedes.amith@lls.edu

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Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic

Prerequisites: The first-year immigration law elective, prio completion of immigration law, or concurrent enrollment in the clinics and immigration law in Fall 2018.  

Completed application will include:
1. Resume
2. Current unofficial LLS transcript or grade printout
3. Personal statement, not to exceed one page or 300 words (indicating the reasons and/or interests for enrolling in the course)

No formal application form to complete. 

Contact: The Clinical Teaching Team at lijc@lls.edu.

Additional information: To apply, please submit all of the above by e-mail to LIJC@lls.edu with the subject line “LIJC Application 2018-2019.”  Once applications are received and reviewed, applicants who are selected will be scheduled for a 15-minute interview with Clinical Staff Attorneys and Co-Directors Emily Robinson and Marissa Montes.  

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Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic

Prequisites: Advanced research and writing skills, a keen aptitude for legal analysis, and a strong work ethic are essential for all students who participate in the clinic.

Completed application will include:
1. A brief statement explaining your interest in the clinic
2. Your current resume
3. An unofficial LLS transcript or grade printout
4. A writing sample of no more than 25 pages
5. Names of two references/recommenders

No formal application form to complete.

Additional information: Submit your completed application packet by email directly to Paula.Mitchell@lls.edu and Rebecca.Delfino@lls.edu.

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Loyola Project for the Innocent

Prequisites: None.

Completed application will include:
1. Completed application form
2. Resume
3. Current unofficial LLS transcript or grade printout
4. Writing sample (optional)

Application form: Project for the Innocent 2018-2019 ApplicationForm can be printed or completed as a PDF form.‌‌

Contact: Submit completed application materials to Program Director Adam Grant at adam.grant@lls.edu.

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Pro Se Mediation Advocacy Clinic

No formal application. This clinic is only available Spring semester. Please contact Hiro Aragaki, Faculty Advisor, at Hiro.Aragaki@lls.edu for details.

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Workers' Rights Clinic

No formal application. This is a one-semester clinic offered each semester. Please contact Nicole Gon Ochi, Director, at nochi@advancingjustice-la.org for details.

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Veterans Justice Clinic

No formal application. Please contact Nicole Perez at nperez@lafla.org for details.

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Youth Justice Education Clinic

Completed application will include:
1. Completed application form
2. Resume
3. Current unofficial LLS transcript or grade printout

Application form: ‌The YJEC 2018-2019 Application can be printed or completed as a PDF form.‌‌

Contact: Clinical Director Michael Smith, care of Shawn.Tracy@lls.edu

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Fashion Law Clinic

No formal application. Please contact Staci Riordan, Director, at staci.riordan@lls.edu or sriordan@nixon.peabody.com for details.

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PLEASE NOTE:  

Loyola Law School complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. Specifically, we provide reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of individual students. Students must follow the Law School's Accommodation Request Procedure. 

If you have a temporary or permanent disability that may require reasonable accommodation, we encourage you to request accommodations as early as possible to enable timely implementation of any approved requests. Please see the Law School's policy and procedures by clicking the link below:  

https://my.lls.edu/studentaffairs/disabilityaccommodations

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@lls.edu or (213) 736-8151