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We accept students in their second or third year of law school. Some clinics may have pre or co-requisites, such as the completion of or enrollment in Evidence and / or Legal Profession. Students who appear in court will do so pursuant to Colorado’s student practice rule.
The Colorado Student Practice Rule allows law students to appear in Colorado courts as if they were admitted to the bar. (Incidentally, this rule was motivated by the fact that the University of Denver Sturm College of Law was already offering legal aid through its “Legal Aid Dispensary” – just one more example of being ahead of the curve.) This means that enrolling in a SLO clinic is like becoming a licensed attorney. You’ll conduct interviews, provide counseling services, and hone your negotiation and trial skills in a real courtroom (under the supervision of your faculty mentor).