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Requirements & Deadlines

Semester in D.C. Requirements


To be eligible, a student must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better at all times, including at the time of application.
  • 54 or more credits completed towards J.D.
  • "C" or better in each of the following courses: Health Care Law, Administrative Law, and Legal Profession, prior to the start of the semester in D.C.
  • Pursuing a health law concentration, health law related dual degree, or health law LL.M.

 Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter(s)
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • 5-Page Writing Sample
  • Completed Application Form

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 Student Responsibilities

  • Transportation to/from Washington, D.C.
  • Housing in Washington, D.C.
  • Living expenses in Washington, D.C.

Important Dates

Fall 2020

Monday, Sept. 14 – Letters of Intent due by 5 p.m., please email to

Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Applications DUE by 5 p.m. to

Sept. 17 – Oct. 20 – Placement matching occurs

Spring 2021

Jan. 11, 2021 – Begin first day of field placement

Feb. 15-22 – Mid-semester site visits

March 15-19 – No Spring Break; Continue work at placement in Washington, D.C.

April 16 – Last day in placement; 2021 Semester in D.C. ends