Clinic Enrollment

The standard Clinics in the JD program are three-unit, upper-level elective courses, graded on a High Pass/Pass/Credit/Fail basis.

Malibu Clinics

The following courses are open enrollment with ten seats available in each clinic. Coursework consists of a two-hour seminar once a week on campus, one hour of work on site in the Clinical Education Program office, and six to eight hours of independent work .

Community Justice Clinic

Restoration and Justice Clinic

Faith and Family Mediation Clinic

Disaster Recovery Clinic

Downtown Los Angeles Clinics

The following courses are open enrollment with ten seats available in each clinic. Students are expected to perform four hours of client intake per week at the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. The remainder of the clinical work may be completed via cloud-based management system.

Legal Aid Clinic
Intake days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Intake days are Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays

Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic

The Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic is the only clinic that requires an application. The Clinic requires a one-year commitment in which students, in teams of two, will represent a client in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Students who are interested must apply by preparing a

  • statement of Interest, explaining the student's interest in appellate law,
  • resume,
  • transcript,
  • writing sample, and
  • three references

Only two new students are admitted each semester, selected based upon the following factors: a demonstrated interest in appellate law, excellent research and writing skills, and general academic excellence.

Straus Institute and Palmer Center Clinics

The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution offers three clinics. Students should contact Straus and Professor Stephanie Bell Blondell for information about these clinics:

Mediation Clinic
Fair Employment and Housing Mediation Clinic

The Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law offers the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic. Students should contact Palmer or Professor Sam Wu for information on registering for this clinic.