Information for Students

What You Can Expect:

  • Experience an actual attorney-client relationship as you prepare for and lead client meetings, counsel clients, and appear in court.
  • Prepare documents to govern the attorney client relationship, including preparing engagement letters, closing letters, and court documents.
  • Assume responsibility for and gain an understanding of the mechanics of how a law firm/nonprofit operates.
  • Gain exposure to the injustices in our “justice” system and, in particular, the impact these injustices have on people of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ+ community, women, and those at the intersection of those communities.

Information for Students

  • Semester-long clinc
  • Incoming 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM Students.
  • There are no Prerequisites. 
  • If you are a 2L or 3L, you will be required to apply for a legal intern certificate from the Supreme Court of Ohio. You should allow at least three weeks to apply and have your application processed by the Supreme Court of Ohio. To apply for the certificate, follow the application procedures noted on the Ohio Supreme Court's website. 
  • Mandatory clinic orientation one week before semester begins.

How to Apply

Applications accepted during clinic registration in the spring.

Credit Details

The Legal Access Clinic is a semester-long clinic composed of two components, a classroom component and an experiential component:

Classroom Component - 2 Credits

  • There is no final - 3 short papers and a few small assignments
  • The classroom component focuses on soft skills and guest speakers to introduce you to various practice areas you’ll encounter
  • Graded on a A/B/C/D/F scale

Experiential Component - Variable Credits

  • 2Ls and 3Ls- 4 credits - 20 hours per week
  • Hours are averaged and variable due to the nature of litigation
  • Graded on HP/P/LP/F scale