UCDC Law Program: Eligibility Requirements

  1. Students must be in their second or third year of law school to participate in the Program. Students wishing to participate in their second year of law school may apply for the program in the Spring of their first year of law school.
  2. Students must check their unofficial transcripts on SISWeb to confirm that they are eligible to participate in this program in terms of units (on track to accrue 88 units to earn a King Hall J.D.), course requirements (will successfully complete courses satisfying the writing requirement, skills requirement, and professional responsibility requirement by the desired graduation date), and other academic planning issues. Students planning to participate in this program in their final semester of law school must meet with the Dean of Student Affairs  to confirm their eligibility no later than the 2 nd week of the semester which precedes the student’s final semester of law school.
  3. Students must confirm that they do not have too many externship/clinical units to participate in this program. No more than 16 units of courses (up to 20 units with the Dean of Student Affairs permission) numbered Law 400 or above (including the UCDC externship) and non-law courses at any UC may be taken for credit towards King Hall J.D. See Regulation 1.4(B)(3). No more than 14 of these units may be taken in externships, which includes the 10-unit UCDC externship. See Regulation 1.4(B)(4). Note: the 3-unit seminar, “Law and Lawyering in the Nation’s Capital” is a graded course and is not included in the calculations of Regulation 1.4(B).