Applying to Denver Law's Clinical Programs
Clinic applications for fall 2022 will be available in March.
As student attorneys in the Sturm College of Law's Clinical Program, you will be required to abide by the professional responsibility rules that govern all practicing lawyers. Given the intensive time commitment of the clinic and the potential for ethical conflicts of interest, students are not allowed to participate in a clinic and an externship, internship, or any other experiential advantage courses, including practicums, labs, and any other client work, simultaneously. By signing this application, you are acknowledging and confirming that you understand that you cannot participate in an internship, externship, or any other experiential advantage course, including practicums, labs, or any other client work, if you are accepted into a clinic.
Working during the time you are enrolled in the clinic is strongly discouraged because of the potential for ethical conflicts of interest and because of the heavy workload. However, we are aware that some students may need to work. If that is the case, please be sure to discuss this with your supervisor. Additionally, if you are working at a legal job you will need to provide the clinic the information necessary for us to ensure there are no conflicts of interest with clinic clients. You will need to disclose your clinic work to your employer. If a conflict arises, there is a presumption that the conflict will be resolved to the benefit of the clinic client. Thus, there is a risk that you may have to withdraw from the clinic or discontinue working for your employer.
Follow These Easy Steps to Apply
Step One - Complete Conflict of Interest Form
Your application will be considered incomplete if a Conflict of Interest form is not completed and submitted.
Step 2 - Apply to Your First Choice Clinic
Please select your first choice clinic from the above list.
Applications for the Criminal Defense Clinic and Civil Litigation Clinic will be open from October 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. until October 10, 2021 at 11;59 p.m.
Step 3 - Optional Second Choice Clinic
This step is optional. You may only apply for up to two clinics. Please select your second choice clinic if you are applying for two different clinics.