All certifications require a signed request form submitted by the student or graduate. Request forms are accepted by fax, mail, hand-delivery or scan and email. Any request without a valid signature will not be accepted. Certifications include:
- bar exam forms
- graduation confirmations
- letters of good standing
- loan & insurance forms
- class rank requests
Student Certification to Practice
Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rule 321 and similar rules in other states authorize appearances in court under certain circumstances by students who have completed at least three semesters of law school and are in good standing. The Law School Registrar will also certify students are of good character, competent legal ability and adequately trained to perform as a certified legal intern.
Students seeking certification in Pennsylvania should obtain the proper "Application for Certification for Formal Participation in Legal Matters by Law Students Under Pa.B.A.R. 321 and 322" and application instructions from the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners web site. The form is accessible under Non-Bar Exam Admission --> Application for Certified Legal Intern (Rule 321).
Please submit the completed application with your original signature to the Law School Registrar's Office for certification. Copies will not be accepted.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Law Clinic at 412.396.4704.