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:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above; and
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours, including Professional Responsibility and Evidence

To be certified in connection with an externship, students also must have satisfactorily completed either Trial Advocacy or Pretrial Advocacy (Civil or Criminal).

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

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.