Certified Legal Intern
Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules 321 and 322 authorize students to appear in court as Certified Legal Interns. To become a Certified Legal Intern, students generally need to have:
- Completed all first year classes
- Completed at least 43 semester credits overall
- Completed Professional Responsibility
- Completed Evidence
To seek a waiver of any of the requirements, please make an appointment to see Dean Brooks. The Application for Certification for Formal Participation in Legal Matters by Law Students Under Pa. BAR 321 and 322 can be downloaded from: http://www.pabarexam.org/non_bar_exam_admission/321_322_app.htm
Students seeking certification in Pennsylvania need to read all downloaded Application Instructions.
On Page 1 of the Application, students need to fill out the Applicant Information and have his or her supervising attorney fill out the Supervising Attorney Information.
On Page 2 of the Application (Dean's Certification), students need to complete the top half of the form and bring the application in person to Associate Dean for Experiential Learning Susan Brooks. The Supreme Court requires original signatures, so applications cannot be submitted electronically.
If appropriate, Dean Brooks will then certify that the student has met all the requirements to become a Certified Legal Intern, is in good standing, is of competent legal ability, and has adequate training to perform the duties as an intern.