"Now more than ever, gaining meaningful experience while in law school is critical to ensuring you can be as well-prepared as possible to enter and compete in the job market, no matter what your goal.”
– Dean Anthony W. Crowell

OCEL Application Information

An Office of Clinical & Experiential Learning (OCEL) Application is required for students interested in enrolling in any clinic and some project-based learning and simulation courses. For a full list of OCEL courses, including links to course descriptions, and how to get in, students should log in to the NYLS Portal under Student Resources > Academics. You can learn more about the courses by attending one of our information sessions, attending our Open House and talking with current students about their experience at the Clinic Student Panel. For more information about the application process, view the OCEL Application Information Packet, also available on the NYLS Portal. We hope to have a clinical or experiential learning course that will help prepare you with the skills necessary to practice competently in your field of interest.


Date Location Event/Description
February TBD OCEL Information Session
Early March W202 OCEL Open House
Early March [apply on the Portal] OCEL Application Period Begins
Interview Period Begins (for select Clinics)
Late March [apply on the Portal] Last day for Early Decision Applications
Late March [posted on the Portal] Early Decisions Posted

Students: Please log in to the NYLS Portal to view the following useful documents and to apply online.
Student Resources > Academics > Office of Clinical & Experiential Learning