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CCLS Student Opportunities

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. - Confucius

Columbus Community Legal Services offers four distinct clinical courses: the  Civil Practice Clinic; the Families and the Law Clinic; the Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic; and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

The questions should not be WHETHER to enroll in a clinic during law school but WHEN you will do so. Below are several student testimonials about their experience with CCLS.

Special Notice for All Students Interested
in Enrolling in a CCLS Clinical Course Next Semester

Each semester, Columbus Community Legal Services (CCLS) conducts a pre-registration process for students who wish to enroll in one of the office’s clinical courses during the next semester. CCLS offers four clinical courses: the Families and the Law Clinic (FALC), the Civil Practice Clinic (CPC), the Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic, and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). Evening students receive preference for enrollment in AFE.

Participation in a CCLS clinical course offers students the opportunity to learn practical trial techniques, refine research and writing skills, and develop other important lawyering skills while representing real clients in real cases. There are no course prerequisites for enrollment in any of the CCLS clinics.

Students may satisfy both the professional skills requirement and the practice-oriented writing requirement by completing a semester at CCLS if enrolled for 6 credits. A student may also satisfy the Law School’s Transition to Practice requirement through enrollment in a CCLS clinical course.


CCLS Enrollment Information

Click on the links below to learn more about enrolling in CCLS.

Credits and Time Commitment
Upper Division Writing Requirement

Professional Skills Requirement
New York State Bar Information
Additional Semesters
Volunteer Opportunities
Application Materials


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CCLS Contact Information

Columbus Community Legal Services
3602 John McCormack Rd. NE
Washington, D.C. 20064
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Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 202-319-6788


Paul Kurth
Managing Director,
Columbus Community Legal Services