All Dickinson Law students must take at least six credits in a law practice setting or through the Law School-run legal clinics. In order to receive academic credit for working at an internship placement site, students must:

  • complete legal work at their internship site for a required number of hours per credit (typically 140 hours per semester for three credits);
  • attend and participate in the academic companion course; and
  • complete assigned readings and required reflective assignments and self-evaluations.

Students who have completed at least one year of legal education and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply for an internship. Students must be enrolled in Professional Responsibility or have already taken and passed Professional Responsibility. Some placements require students to be eligible for Certified Legal Intern Status (see Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules 321 and 322 for more details.)