Legal Clinic Registration

Find information about registering for Drake's clinical courses on this page.


Applications and resumes can be submitted to beginning Monday, April 3 and are due by 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Notification of acceptance will be posted Wednesday, April 12 by 4 p.m. in the front entrance below the staircase in Cartwright Hall.

Note: Students may not concurrently take the Prosecutor Internship and a clinic course.

Summer 2017 Application

Download and complete the Summer Legal Clinic Application. Attach a current resume with the application.

Fall 2017 Application

Download and complete the Fall Legal Clinic Application. Attach a current resume with the application.

Course Offerings

Due to the limited number of seats and the clinic's commitment to its clients, students may not drop clinical courses for summer or fall 2017 semesters after noon on Friday, April 14 without approval from Director Patricia Houlihan.

For a complete list of clinic prerequisites and courses, visit the Drake Legal Clinic webpage.


Legal clinic orientation is mandatory. Orientation for Summer 2017 will be determined by the summer professor. Orientation for Fall 2017 will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Permission to be excused must be obtained by Director Patricia Houlihan in advance.

Questions? Contact Patricia Houlihan, Interim Director of Clinical Programs; Clinician in Residence, at 515-271-1942 or

Law School Events
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Law School News
October 6, 2017
Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, will deliver a lecture titled "Free Speech in Public Schools: From Black Armbands to BONG HiTS FOR JESUS" on Oct. 26.