Student Practice Rules

Student Practice Rules

For admission to practice before Connecticut Courts or administrative tribunals, a student must be in good academic standing, complete of two semesters of law school (or its equivalent) and complete the CT Student Practice Form.  Once the form has been received by the Registrar's Office, the Law School will send a letter of certification to the Clerk of the Superior Court in Hartford. The letter will be copied to the Appellate and Supreme Courts.

Links to the three rules governing student practice are provided below. Both the student and the supervising attorney should carefully read the rule(s). Note that the supervising attorney, not the Law School, files the necessary written notice with the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Note also that in the case of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the student must have completed four semesters (full-time equivalent) of legal study and that a letter from the Law School is required.

State of Connecticut Superior Court

U.S. District Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit