Clinics offer direct experience under the supervision of both a professor and a supervising attorney.
An experiential education at AJMLS is more than simply learning from experience. Students are expected to integrate theory and reflect upon the impact of their experiences on their professional development. Law clinics provide hands-on-legal experience to law school students and services to various clients. As they represent clients from the Metro Atlanta community and beyond, clinical students benefit from close guidance from clinical faculty and supervising lawyers. Applications for clinics and intensive externships are posted to 12Twenty.
|Clinics||Semesters Required||Minimum Credits (each semester)||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Summer Semester|
|AJMLS Fulton County Family Law Externship||2 semesters||4 credits||Yes||Yes||No|
|Fulton County Landlord-Tenant Mediation Program||1 semester||2 credits||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Landlord Tenant Hybrid Clinic||2 semesters||4 credits||Yes||Yes||No|
|Micronesian Intensive Externship||1 semester||2 credits||No||No||Yes|
|Veteran Law Intensive Externship||1 semester||3 credits||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*denotes consecutive semesters required
AJMLS Fulton County Family Law Externship
The Fulton County Family Law Externship Clinic operates out of the Fulton County Superior Court where students assist litigants with simple family law matters, participate in 30-day conferences, and make limited appearances on behalf of pre-screened clients.
- GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher
- Pre-Requisite: Domestic Relations (3)
- Certification: Student / Third-Year Practice
Fulton County Landlord-Tenant Mediation Program
The Fulton County Landlord-Tenant Mediation Program offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, allows students to earn 2 to 3-credits per semester for participation in the program. Students receive 20 hours of general civil mediation training and training in Landlord/Tenant Law, Section 8 and Public Housing Law before mediating cases. Participating students will mediate landlord/tenant disputes and other disputes later in the year, including cases handled in the State and Magistrate Courts; particularly small claim civil issues such as disputes between neighbors, consumers and businesses and creditors and debtors.
- Pre-Requisite: Mediation (2)
Landlord Tenant Hybrid Clinic
The AJMLS Landlord Tenant Hybrid Clinic combines traditional academic learning with practical, real world law practice experience. The goal is to help students learn specific subject matter concepts and then apply them to assist Atlanta residents obtain better outcomes when conflicts arise with landlords. Participating students will become better problem-solvers, flexible thinkers, develop applicable professional skills, and explore pro bono work on a deep and concrete level. Under the supervision of a licensed attorney, the students will put into practice basic litigation skills such as client interviews, document reviews, issue spotting, drafting pleadings, negotiation with adverse parties, and bench trial preparation for eviction clients represented in Fulton County Magistrate Court. Clinic is offered in the fall and spring. 3L students have priority.
- 2.0+ GPA
- In good standing with the school
- All first-year courses complete
- *Student Practice Act required to represent clients in court
Micronesian Hybrid Externship
Micronesian Intensive Externship (Summer Only, Overseas)
Veteran Law Intensive Externship
Under the supervision of licensed attorney(s), externs will assist attorneys in conducting interviews, counseling veterans and addressing and resolving legal issues of veterans in the Metro Atlanta areas.
- Semesters: This is a minimum 1-semester externship program (Fall, Spring, and Summer).
- Credit Hours: 3-credits minimum each semester
- Certification: Student Practice Act Certification