"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, view the documents below. You can learn more about OCEL courses by attending one of our information sessions, attending our Open House and talking with current students about their experience. For more information about the application process, view the OCEL Application Information Packet. 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.


TBD – February Information Sessions
TBD – March Open House
TBD – March OCEL Application Period Begins
TBD – March Early Decision Applications Due
TBD – March Applications Continue on a Rolling Admission Basis
TBD – March Early Decision Placements Posted
TBD – April Early Decision Intent to Register
TBD – April Registration Begins

Visit the Office of Clinical & Experiential Learning channel on the NYLS Portal (under Student Resources > Academics), for more information and useful resources like:

  • OCEL Course List
  • Student Testimonial Videos
  • OCEL Application (available February)

Questions? Email ocel@nyls.edu