School of Law


Appellate Clinic
Bruce LaPierre, W74 LAW 800A

The Appellate Clinic represents pro se litigants in cases heard on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. After the court assigns cases, students handle all aspects of the appeal, including motions, filings, and briefs. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info:


CEL Entrepreneurial Consulting Team (CELect)
Clifford Holekamp, W74 LAW 675C
Several organizations in and around the St. Louis area actively engaged in the business of aiding the growth and development of start-up businesses in our region. These organizations are intended to act as a catalyst for the emergence of a thriving and robust entrepreneurial community that creates successful ventures - especially in the area of technology. The CELect project is an experiential learning program that connects the skills, experience, and energy of students with the needs of partner nominated start-up ventures. Students work in a consultative capacity with the start-up companies to achieve positive and productive outcomes. The structure of this program is unique and variable. The needs of our affiliated partners in this course/project, primarily technology based start-up ventures, do not fit neatly into the structure followed by Olin's other experiential learning programs such as the Practicum. Start-up ventures need student consultants to be available on an "as needed" basis, not a set and predetermined schedule. This includes the possibility of variable start date and end dates, engagements that might start and stop several times, variable hours per week, etc. Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: Same course as B63 MGT 550x. 3 credit course.
Children & Family Advocacy Clinic
Annette Appell, W74 LAW 797J

Children and Family Advocacy Clinic, student attorneys represent children, teens, and parents in a variety of legal proceedings affecting individual and family liberty rights and interests. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info:


Civil Rights, Community Justice and Mediation Clinic
Karen Tokarz, W74 LAW 769E

The Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic introduces law students to civil rights practice and dispute resolution from a community-based perspective.  The course seeks to engage law students with the urban world in which they live and to connect their professional lives with the lives of their clients and client communities.  Clinic students work in teams on behalf of their clients and client communities – individuals denied or discriminated against in housing; individuals with consumer, health, and employment rights issues; seniors; and immigrants and refugees - in collaboration with community legal services providers and non-profit organizations that protect and advance the rights of individuals in these client groups.  These community legal services providers typically include Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (Health & Welfare, Consumer, and Immigration Units); St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council (EHOC); Migrant & Refugee Community Action (MICA), Arch City Defenders, Beyond Housing, and the Immigration Law Firm. In addition, the clinic collaborates with local non-profit organizations that assist these client groups, including Better Business Bureau (BBB), US Arbitration and Mediation Services (USAM), and Beyond Housing. Semester: Fall and spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: This course is graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70; however, if a student registered for more than 6 units earns a high pass, only 6 of the units will carry the grade of HP94 - the other two units will be graded with "CR" ("Credit").


Corporate Judicial Externship
Hillary Sale, W74 LAW 668A

Students enrolled in the Corporate Judicial Field Placement work in the office of Justice Randy Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info:


Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic
David Deal & Geetha Rao Sant, W74 LAW 711C

The Intellectual Property & Nonprofit Organizations Clinic presents law students with unique opportunities to address transactional matters and provide advice to clients on a full spectrum of intellectual property and nonprofit law issues. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info:


Government Lawyering Externship
Bob Kuehn, W74  LAW 692D

Through the Government Lawyering Externship, students work with attorneys in the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the United States Attorney's Offices for both the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info:


Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
Maxine Lipeles & Beth Martin, W74 LAW 704B

Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic (IEC) students represent non-profit groups, communities and individuals who can not afford the legal representation and scientific expertise required to pursue legal action to protect the environment and community health. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: The clinic is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduates with coursework and/or experience in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related fields. Additional Info: Students from other schools need permission of instructor. Enrollment is a two-step process including the submission of a Request for Permission to Enroll form (found at and online registration. Course credit varies.


International Summer and Semester Public Interest Externship
Leila Sadat & Karen Tokarz, W74 LAW 667A

Law students work in other countries through various legal offices, governmental departments, and nongovernmental organizations in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: Recent student externships and internships include those with the Legal Aid Board and the Lawyers for Human Rights in Durban, South Africa; the Federation of Women Lawyers Legal Aid Society and Legal Resources Center in Accra, Ghana; United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania; Special Tribunal for Lebanon and International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague;  Fiscalia del Medio Ambiente - FIMA, Chile; Transparency International, Panama; Zhicheng Public Interest Law (formerly Beijing Legal Aid/Migrant Workers) and Beijing Arbitration Commission, China; and International Justice Mission, India.


Judicial Externship
Charles Bobinette, W74 LAW 654

Judicial Clerkship students work as part-time law clerks under supervision of local, state, and federal trial and appellate judges in MO and IL. Students draft legal memoranda for cases and observe hearings, trials, and other court proceedings. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: A course from the ethics curriculum. Additional Info:


Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic
Mae Quinn, W74 LAW 797H

Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic student attorneys provide representation to indigent young people in the St. Louis area, acting as lead counsel on juvenile delinquency matters. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: Evidence, ethics and trial advocacy are preferred pre/co-requisites (or permission of instructor). Additional Info: Please see our website and publications here:


Lawyering Practice Externship
Mary Perry, W74  LAW 798A

Lawyering Practice Externship students learn advocacy and litigation skills working under the supervision of field supervisors in government law offices or legal departments of tax-exempt charitable organizations. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info:


Marshall-Brennan Project
Carrie Burns, Program
The WUSTL Marshall-Brennan Project is a Constitutional Law course for high school students taught by WUSTL law students. It aims to teach students their rights under the Constitution and how to use their knowledge to become effective democratic citizens. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: Community partners include: the Northwest Academy of Law, a St. Louis public high school in North City and the Marshall-Brennan Project National Chapter. *Note- Law students only.


Race Public Education & The Law Seminar
Kimberly Norwood, W76 LAW 759S
Race Public Education & The Law Seminar students attend lectures and research on issues at the intersection of race and public education in the United States. They supervise high school students in a mock trial with real judges. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: Contact instructor. Additional Info: Community partners include St. Louis City Courts.
Mary Perry, W74 LAW 668D

The Semester-in-Practice Externship allows second and third year law students to gain hands-on professional experience working anywhere outside the St. Louis area. Students earn academic credit by spending a semester working full time for a nonprofit, government, or in-house corporate law office in the location of their choice. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: Completeion of all first-year courses and a course from the ethics curriculum. Additional Info:


Supervised Practicum (Northwestern Academy of Law High School)
Katherine Goldwasser, W74 LAW 662G

Interested students should read the information provided on the Clinical Education Program website at Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: Credits from this course count toward the 19 maximum credits a J.D. student can take in non-law classes + law classes without a classroom component or clinics/externships without direct supervision of the clinical work by a law school faculty member.


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