D.C. Law Student Admission

Rule 48 of the D.C. Court of Appeals Rules allows law students to engage in the limited practice of law in D.C. on behalf of indigent persons as part of a clinical program so long as the court or administrative tribunal permits the appearance.

A “clinical program” is limited to a law school program for credit, held under the discretion of a faculty member of such law school, in which a law student obtains practical experience in the operation of the D.C. legal system by participating in cases and matters pending before the courts or administrative tribunals.