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To Apply

The selection process for students who would like to participate in the St. John’s Law School Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC) begins in March of each year, with the general Clinical Information Session. Interested students should attend the information session where they can obtain a brochure about the clinic and  ​discuss the CDC experience with current CDC students and faculty. The CDC brochure contains a link to the on-line application process by which prospective students can fill out the CDC application, upload the required materials, and make an appointment for a personal interview with the clinic instructors. 

More information on the two defender organizations that partner with the CDC, Brooklyn Defender Services and The Legal Aid Society Queens Criminal Defense Trial Office,  is available at:

To apply for the Fall 2018 Clinic, go to the Online Clinic Application. complete the required fields and upload the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript

After submitting all required documents, an interview will be scheduled.