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Center for Social Justice (CSJ)
email@example.com | 973-642-8700 or 973-761-9000 ext. 8700
833 McCarter Highway, Newark, NJ 07102
Applications for CSJ Clinics are due by March 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m. Applications will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis, but priority for placement will be given to qualified students who apply by this date.
Have you read the Clinical Courses Eligibility Requirements policy? You will not be able to submit this form unless you can certify that you have read and understand what is expected of you if accepted into a clinical course.
--Select-- YES , I have read the Clinical Courses Eligibility Requirements and understand the clinic requirements and what is expected of me.
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.
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 pre-requisite 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 '18 Semester.*
I recognize that clinical work takes a significant time commitment. I have read the description of owrk 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 AWR, work-related, or other obligations.
If you are fluent in any foreign languages, please specify which one(s):
My expected graduation date (select one):* --Select-- Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Other
Before the semester in 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).*
Credits Total 59 (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 2018-2019?*
Statement of Interest*
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.
--Select-- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 N/A
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)
I have taken or will be taking Health Law prior to or along with the Health Justice Clinic (preference, not a prerequisite)
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)
Note: Preference for students who submit a writing sample. After submitting this application, please submit a writing sample via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
--Select-- I authorize the Seton Hall Law School Registrar to release a copy of my transcript to the Center for Social Justice.
Please call 973-642-8700 if you have any questions, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
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