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Application for Clinical Course


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Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Application deadline is Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:59pm

Eligibility: Clinical courses are open to all students who have completed Professional Responsibility, Evidence, and Persuasion and Advocacy before the semester in which they enroll, and who have a 2.60 GPA or who have a GPA between 2.33 and 2.60 and are granted a waiver by the Center for Social Justice and the Associate Dean. We invite and encourage part-time and evening students to apply for a clinic. All clinics will require at least some time from students during regular business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm). However, we are able to set the time for the weekly 2-hour clinical seminar for some clinics to accommodate evening and part-time students with less flexibility in their day-time schedule. Please address any concerns or constraints you might have as an evening or part-time student as part of your statement of interest in applying for a clinic.  Additional Eligibility Information >>

Please complete this application for any and all clinics in the Center for Social Justice. Apply by completely filling out all five sections of the APPLICATION FORM below.



SECTION 1

   








Seton Hall Law School ID#
(ex. 12345678)
 







  

  

    

First Name

Last Name


SHU E-mail Address
(Confirmation will be delivered to this email address)

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

Street Address

City

State 

Zip

 

 

  

 

Home Phone (ex. 973-555-7898)

Work or Cell Phone (ex. 973-555-7898)

   

SECTION 2 - SELECT AN ANSWER TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

 
   
   
 

My cumulative GPA is at least 2.60 (Preference for all clinics)

   
   
  

My cumulative GPA is between 2.33 and 2.60 and I am requesting a GPA waiver
(If in this category, waiver request is a prerequisite for all clinics)

   
   
  

I have significant flexibility to do clinical work, and to appear in court, during business hours
(Preferred for some but not all clinics. Please read course descriptions.)

   
   
  

I will be completing an AWR in the Fall '14 semester.

   
   
  

I will be completing an AWR in the Spring '15 semester.

   
   
  

I recognize that clinical work takes a significant time commitment.  I have read the description of work required for each of the clinics to which I am applying, and I am able to make the time commitment to perform an excellent job on behalf of my clients, notwithstanding any AWR, work-related, or other obligations. If chosen for a clinic I will discuss the obligations with the Professor before accepting a position in the clinic.

 

I am fluent in a language other than English. Please list:   

 

My expected graduation date (select one):
  (Other, if not listed: )

 

 

Before the semester for which I am applying and wish to enroll in a clinical course, I will have taken and completed:

   
   
  

Professional Responsibility (a prerequisite for all clinics)

   
   
  

Evidence (a prerequisite for all clinics)

   
   
  

Persuasion & Advocacy (a prerequisite for all clinics)

   
   
  

59 credits (preference for at least 59 credits but not a prerequisite)

   
   
  

Have you previously taken a clinic or are you currently enrolled in a clinic?

If yes, please indicate which clinic previously taken and in which semester:
 

 

Are you applying to enroll in the Investor Advocacy Project in 2014-2015?

   
   
 
Have you previously been enrolled in the Investor Advocacy Project?
   
   
 








SECTION 3

   

Please explain why you wish to enroll in a clinical course by typing a statement of interest of no more than 250 words in the space below (do not attempt to attach files):  In your statement, please discuss the type of experience you are hoping to get from a clinic to assist us in matching you with a clinic.

  

 

You may note your prior or intended future commitment to public interest work, or to the client base served by one or more of the clinics, or describe any special qualifications or interest you bring to one or more of the clinics.  If you are requesting a GPA waiver, you should explain why it should be granted.  You may also explain or clarify your answers to any of the other questions asked.

  

   

SECTION 4 - CHOICE OF CLINICS

You will find a list of our current clinics below.  Full descriptions of the clinics are available on the law school website.  The scope of the clinics may change each year.  You will be provided with a description of a clinic's work if you receive an offer for the clinic.

Please rank the clinic(s) for which you wish to apply, in order of preference.  Please place a "1" next to your first choice clinic, a "2" next to your second choice clinic, up to "7" for your seventh choice.  Do not rank any clinic in which you would not want to enroll, though we encourage you to list multiple options, as clinic positions are in high demand and you may not get your first choice of clinic.  This means that you can apply to only one clinic (by placing a "1" next to that clinic), or you can apply to all 7 clinics (by placing "1" through "7" next to each of the clinics), or you can apply to some but not all of the clinics. If you are not interested in a clinic, select "N/A" next to that clinic.

We receive many applications and we try to accommodate as many students as possible.  Depending on the number of applicants, we may not be able to offer a clinical position to every student who applies. You are welcome to come to the CSJ to speak with the Director or Associate Director if you would like further guidance as to the application process.
 

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CLINIC

     
   
  

CIVIL LITIGATION AND PRACTICE CLINIC (Professor Linda Fisher)


 

     


 


CIVIL LITIGATION CLINIC / CIVIL RIGHTS  AND CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION CLINIC

(Combined for 2014-15, Prof. Shavar Jeffries will teach the combined clinic unless he is on leave)

     




EQUAL JUSTICE CLINIC



     



FAMILY LAW CLINIC

 
   

I have taken or will be taking Family Law: Marriage and Divorce prior to or along with the Family Law Clinic (preference, not a prerequisite)

   
   



IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS/INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CLINIC

 

  I have taken or will be taking Immigration and Naturalization Law prior to or along with the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic (preference, not a prerequisite)

     
   

IMPACT LITIGATION CLINIC

 

Note: Preference for students who submit a writing sample. After submitting this application, please submit a writing sample via email to csj_reception@shu.edu.

   
     
   

JUVENILE JUSTICE CLINIC

   

SECTION 5 - CHOICE OF SEMESTERS


Please note you must apply now for a clinical position in any or all semesters next academic year.
Select one of the following choices:

 

   
   
   
  

 

 
   
   
   
  
       

 TRANSCRIPT

  the Seton Hall Law School Registrar to release a copy of my transcript to the Center for Social Justice.

   
FILE UPLOADS (resume)






RESUME UPLOAD:

PDF only - Must save as "lastname_firstname_shuid_resume.pdf"


Please call 973-642-8700 if you have any questions, or e-mail us at csj_reception@shu.edu.