Experiential learning is a fundamental way Columbia Law School trains students to become effective, ethical lawyers.
How to Satisfy Experiential Credit
J.D. students need six credits of experiential education to graduate.
Clinics, the D.C. externship, Neighborhood Defender Service Community Defense Externship, Lawyering for Social Justice (Pro Bono Scholars Program), and the Public Education Policy Seminar and Practicum fully satisfy the requirement.
All other externships provide four or five credits.
Simulations and policy labs provide a range of credits.
Browse the online curriculum guide for courses tagged “experiential.”
Experiential Application Overview:
An email will be sent out with information about the application process.
March 30 - April 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
April 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
April 28, 2020
April 30, 2020 by 12:00 p.m.
Fall 2020 Experiential Learning Handbook (descriptions and important information of all the clinics, externships, practicum, labs, and simulation courses that will be offered)
BRETT DIGNAM, VICE DEAN FOR EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
“Our goal is to infuse experiential education into every piece of the curriculum. Engaged experiential learning is central to legal education in the 21st century, and we should do all that we can to support and encourage it.”