Following the first year of law school and prior to graduation, each student must complete six* credit hours of experiential courses as defined by ABA Standards 303 and 304. Experiential courses are practice-oriented, engaging students in the performance of lawyering tasks. Students may satisfy the experiential course requirement with clinics, externships, or practicums. Many advanced writing classes also meet the experiential course requirement but a course used to satisfy the upper-class writing requirement cannot be counted as one of the experiential courses.
*Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2014 are required to complete at least one course having substantial professional skills components, including a clinic, externship, or practicum.