Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Public Education Policy and Consulting Clinic

This clinic requires a semester away in New York City. It will be next offered in Spring 2017. Applications are due by 5pm on November 1, 2016.

For more information about this clinic, please review the clinic description in the HLS Course Catalog.

Students will be notified of acceptances the week of November 21, 2016.

Placement Site: Columbia University in NYC.

Clinic Info Session

An information session on this clinic will take place:

Thursday, October 20th @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in WCC 3034

How to Apply

This full-semester interdisciplinary Clinic brings together upper-level graduate students in law, business, education and policy from Harvard, Columbia, Michigan, NYU, Penn, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Yale and other universities to immerse themselves in (i) emerging strategies for K-12 and allied institutional reform; (ii) structured, team-based problem-solving skills that effective organizations use to address the most difficult challenges in public education and many other domains; and (iii) high-priority multi-dimensional consulting projects on behalf of public- and social-sector organizations serving the educational and related needs of children.

Enrollment is by application and is limited to 2L and 3L students.

If you are interested in participating in this clinic, please email directly to express your interest.

Students who are interested should submit a resume, unofficial transcript, and brief statement of interest (500 word max.) to by 5pm November 1, 2016. CPRL will notify students who have been invited for a virtual interview with Professor Liebman and the CPRL team. Notification of decisions will be sent via email the week of November 21, 2016.

CPRL will offer a limited number of highly competitive Scholars Awards of up to $20,000 to students to apply to their HLS tuition in return for a commitment to spending time after graduation and judicial clerkships in a public or nonprofit job in the education sector. Students interested in an Award should include an additional 400-word statement discussing their interest in public education policy, their career goals, and how this financial support would affect their ability to work in the education sector after graduation

Feel free to contact CPRL at with any questions. Accepted students will be enrolled in the clinic and associated course component by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

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