Experiential Learning Apply

Experiential learning is a fundamental way Columbia Law School trains students to become effective, ethical lawyers. 

J.D. students need six credits of experiential education to graduate.

Clinics, the D.C. externshipNeighborhood Defender Service Community Defense ExternshipLawyering 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:
October 8, 2019 (12:10 – 1:10 p.m.) – JG 101

Open Enrollment:  
October 8 - 17, 2019, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 

Application Deadline:  
October 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Acceptance Offers:  
October 29, 2019 

Acceptance Confirmation:  
October 31, 2019 by 12:00 p.m.

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.”

Brett Dignam, Vice Dean for Experiential Education