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Title

Law Student Clinic Participation Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to amend section 205 of title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualifying law school students participating in legal clinics from the application of the general conflict of interest rules under such section.

Summary

Law Student Clinic Participation Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to exempt a law student or staff member participating in the legal clinic or externship of an accredited law school for a covered matter (i.e., a legal proceeding in which the United States has a direct and substantial interest) within the scope of the clinic from the criminal conflict of interest rules applicable to federal and District of Columbia employees, unless: (1) the student or staff member has participated personally and substantially in the matter as a government employee; or (2) the matter is pending in the department or agency in which the student or staff member is serving.