American Indian Law Summer Program
Through this program, law students work with select American Indian tribes to help them safeguard their rights and develop their legal institutions, infrastructures, and economies. Students who participate in the summer program work for the legal department of an Indian tribe, on location on the tribe’s reservation and participate in policy development, legislative advocacy, litigation, and transactional work. Semester: Summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: Law students only. http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx.
Bruce LaPierre, W74 LAW 800A
The Appellate Clinic represents pro se litigants in cases heard on appeal in the US 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: The course is graded on a modified pass/fail basis. Additional Info: Students who are interested in participating in this clinic should follow the clinic pre-registration instructions noted on the Clinical Education Program website. http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=1062
Mae Quinn, Kathryn Pierce, W74 LAW 797H
Student attorneys enrolled in the Juvenile Rights & Re-Entry Project 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: http://law.wustl.edu/civiljustice/
Hilary Sale, W74 LAW 668A
Charles Bobinette, W74 LAW 654
In this course students work as part-time law clerks under the supervision of local, state, and federal trial and appellate judges in Missouri and Illinois. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: A course from the ethics curriculum. Additional Info: http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=6888
Tomea Mersmann, W74 LAW 786C
This interdisciplinary clinic has full-time externship offerings on Capitol Hill, Federal Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) for graduate, professional, and upperclass undergraduate students. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=6831
Katherine Goldwasser, W74 LAW 692D
The Government Lawyering Externship provides the opportunity for students to 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: Spring- annually. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis. http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=6833
David Deal, W74 LAW 711C
This course presents law students with unique opportunities to address transactional matters and provides advice to clients on a full spectrum of intellectual property and nonprofit law issues. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: Law students only. http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=6835
Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
Maxine Lipeles, Beth Martin, W74 LAW 704B
This course constitutes the technical component of an interdisciplinary environmental clinic based at the Law School. Engineering and Arts & Sciences students participate in interdisciplinary teams with law students, handling environmental projects for public interest, environmental or community organizations or individuals. Projects may involve representing clients in federal and state court litigation and administrative proceedings; drafting proposed legislation; commenting on proposed regulations, permits, environmental impact statements or environmental assessments, and similar documents; and evaluating matters for potential future action. Non-law students must work at least an average of 12 hours per week on clinic matters. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. 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: http://law.wustl.edu/intenv/index.asp?id=429) and online registration. Course credit varies.
International Summer Public Interest Placements
Law students work in other countries through various legal offices, governmental departments, and nongovernmental organizations in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Recent student externships and internships include those with the Legal Aid Board and the Children’s Rights Center in Durban, South Africa; the Legal Resources Center in Accra, Ghana; the Church of Northern India in Nagpur; the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Nairobi, Kenya; the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC); Bridges Across Borders and the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Cambodia. Semester: Summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=6899
In this course 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. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=6890
The Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project allows second and third year law students to teach constitutional law in public high schools. It was founded on the principal that a strong understanding of constitutional rights will benefit students throughout their lives. Since its founding at American University in 1999, the project has expanded to law schools across the country. Washington University’s chapter was started in 2011. Each semester, Marshall-Brennan fellows educate students about landmark decisions, civic participation, and their rights as citizens. Law students also serve as mentors and provide advice about college readiness and careers in the law. 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. http://www.wustlpsab.com/mbproject.html
Race, Public Education, & the Law Seminar
Kimberly Norwood, W76 LAW 759S
Students attend lectures and also write papers dealing with public education. They supervise students in a mock trial. Goals include learning about how race, ethnicity and class affect attainment of education. Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: Contact instructor. Additional Info: Community partner include St. Louis City Courts.
Katherine Goldwasser, W74 LAW 662G
Interested students should read the information provided on the Clinical Education Program website at http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=8204 Semester: Spring- annually. 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.
Sasha Polonsk, W74 LAW 668C
The New York City Regulatory and Business Externship places law students in a semester-long clinical experience in New York City. Semester: Spring, summer. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all first year courses and Corporations. This externship must be taken in conjunction with a 3-unit companion law school course, Organizational Integrity: Legal and Ethical Problems in Business” (however, the companion course does not satisfy the J.D. ethics requirement). Additional Info: http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=8635