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Barton Appeal for Youth Clinic

Students in the Appeal for Youth Clinic provide holistic appellate representation of youthful offenders in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. By providing post-conviction representation to youths and increasing the number of appeals from adjudications of delinquency, we hope to decrease the number of youthful offenders who languish in Georgia's prisons.

How to Apply

Application: Applications for the fall semester are accepted the previous spring semester, in March, with interviews and rolling admissions offered shortly after the application deadline. For any questions, please contact Steve Reba,

Eligibility: The Barton Appeal for Youth Clinic is open to second- and third-year law students.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for the Appeal for Youth Clinic. Selection for the clinic is highly competitive, however, so relevant coursework and/or experience in juvenile and criminal law is preferred. Interviews are scheduled as applications are received and decisions are made shortly after the interviews. 

The Application: Students may submit their application through Symplicity or by emailing all required materials to Steve Reba. The application includes the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement—describe in detail your interest in participating in the Appeal for Youth Clinic. Identify any special qualifications, academic interests, experience, and career goals that support your application.


February 11:  Application period opens

March 2: Application deadline

March 3 - 26:  Interview and rolling offers

March 30: Deadline to accept/decline all offers, 5 pm

To apply to the Juvenile Defender Clinic, log in to Symplicity and then go to Jobs > Clinics.