Student Practice Permit (Certification as a Legal Intern)

Under Kansas Supreme Court Rule 719, certain law schools, including Washburn University School of Law, may certify qualifying students to receive a student practice permit. Washburn Law requires the following to qualify for a student practice permit.

For enrollment in Clinic: Litigation:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above; and
  • Completion of at least 44 credit hours, including the completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Professional Responsibility and Evidence.

For enrollment in Clinic: Transactional:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above; and
  • Completion of at least 44 credit hours, including the completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Professional Responsibility and Business Associations.

For enrollment in an externship (for credit):

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above; and
  • Completion of at least 59 credit hours, including the completion of Trial Advocacy or Pretrial Advocacy (Civil or Criminal), Evidence, and Professional Responsibility.

For enrollment in an internship (for pay) or Third Year Anywhere™:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above;
  • Completion of at least 59 credit hours, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility.
  • Letter from Supervising Attorney addressed to the dean requesting you apply for a 719 permit.

To begin the process to obtain your student practice permit, your supervising attorney must request that you be certified in a letter addressed to the Dean. If you have questions regarding this process, or to obtain the forms, please contact Debi Schrock, Law Clinic Managing Director, at (785) 670-1953 or debi.schrock@washburn.edu.

Clinic Students

For students enrolled in Law Clinic, staff will

  • prepare student practice permit applications and
  • will notify individuals students when their application is ready to be signed.