Academic and Application Information
Information for Students about Remington Center Clinical Programs:
Below, students will find links to information sheets describing clinical opportunities at the Remington Center, specific information sheets on each of the Center's prison-based clinics, and directions on how to apply for the prison-based clinics that begin with full-time work during the summer. In addition, this page provides a brief outline of the summer portion of these prison-based clinics.
Because these programs require students to visit prisons, student who are on probation/parole, or who have pending criminal cases against them, cannot be admitted into the program
Application Information for Remington Center prison-based clinics:
Summer course requirements:
- Law 725, Introduction to Criminal Procedure, is recommended; students who have not taken Law 725 may be enrolled in a clinic with the consent of the instructor.
- Students will be enrolled full-time (40 hours/week) for 12 weeks. They will receive 2 paid vacation days. In an emergency, a student may be able to arrange additional leave with permission of the supervising attorney; in that case, the student must generally make up time.
- During the summer program, students are expected to be here for an 8-hour work day minimum. No other part-time jobs are allowed during day.
Credits for summer program:
Students will receive a total of 7 credits for summer program, as follows:
- 3 credits of "Law & Correctional Institutions" (Law 945) for 3-week intersession.
- 4 credits of LAIP(Law 862) for 9-week summer session (this is only half the credit students would otherwise get for the 9-week program, because they receive a stipend for other half of their time).
- Both courses are graded S, S+, S-, U
Summer Stipend and Tuition Remission:
- In addition to the 7 credits, students will be appointed as part-time Project Assistants for two months of the summer, resulting in a stipend plus a full remission of summer tuition for the 7 credits.
- We expect the stipend paid for the Project Assistants over the summer to be about, $2,500, minus taxes. Students will also receive the value of the 7-credit tuition remission.
Structure of 12-week Summer Program for the Prison-based Clinics:
- The 3-week intersession will include a substantial amount of classroom orientation. Most of the 9-week session will focus on clinical work for clients.
- Students are divided into either institution or "project" groups; each group may continue with additional classroom sessions throughout summer.
- Students make weekly visits to prisons (we use UW fleet cars for transportation).
- Most work is done in the Remington Center's office. We supply desks, phones, intranet access, and printers.
- Students can expect to participate in weekly small group "reflective" meetings.
- We will also hold periodic large group meetings/workshops for all 50-plus students in the prison-based clinics.