Clinical Studies & Intensive Externships

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 Symplicity.

ClinicsSemesters RequiredMinimum Credits (each semester)Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
AJMLS Fulton County Family Law Externship2 semesters4 creditsYesYesNo
Fulton County Landlord-Tenant Mediation Program1 semester2 creditsYesYesYes
Health Law Externship Clinic2 semesters3 creditsYesYesNo
Micronesian Intensive Externship1 semester2 creditsNoNoYes
Tax Law Externship1 semester4 creditsYesYesYes
Veteran Law Externship1 semester3 creditsYesYesYes

*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 Family Law Honors Externship

The Fulton County Family Law Honors Externship provides students a quality multi-disciplinary experience in family law by rotating externs through at least two (2) family law programs over the course of two (2) consecutive semesters. Students will have the opportunity to intern for one semester each with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Family Law Unit (“ALAS”), The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Safe Families Office (“AVLF), and Fulton County Superior Court’s Family Division, (“Family Court).

  • 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)

Health Law Externship Clinic

The Health Law Externship Clinic is a 4-credit hour course offered in the fall and spring semesters. Students develop basic lawyering skills such as client interviewing, counseling and representation, negotiation, research and drafting, and case management through this interdisciplinary learning experience.

  • GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher
  • Pre-Requisite: Health Care Law (3)

Micronesian Intensive Externship

The Micronesian Externship places students in legal offices throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, The Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Territory of Guam. Students gain direct legal experience in a multi-cultural and tropical environment.

Tax Law Externship Clinic

The Tax Law Externship offers students who have completed the Federal Income Taxation course an opportunity for hands-on tax law experience in a small firm setting, while under the guidance of an AJMLS tax law professor.

  • GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher
  • Pre-Requisite: Federal Income Taxation

Veteran Law Externship

Under the supervision of a 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. The Veteran Law Externship is offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. There are two tracks Veterans Law Clinic externs may take (1) Civil Track; and (2) Criminal Track.

  • Certification: Student / Third-Year Practice (preferred but not required).