Clinics

Below are brief descriptions of all clinics. Please note that not all clinics are offered every semester, and some are restricted to 3Ls only. For more details on a specific clinic, please visit the clinic’s page.

Civil Mediation

Open to 2Ls and 3Ls, the Civil Mediation Clinic trains students to mediate resolution of conflict and to assist as mediators in civil cases referred from the Baton Rouge City Court or other sources.

Family Mediation
Spring Only

Open to both 2Ls and 3Ls, the Family Mediation Clinic provides intensive instruction and simulation that prepares students to be capable mediators in family disputes. Once trained, students are provided with the opportunity to mediate for real families in crisis and assist with their self-determination of child custody, visitation, support and property.

Immigration

Open to both 2Ls and 3Ls, the Immigration Law Clinic is an intensive, live-client representation experience in which students are assigned to represent non-citizens in actual cases.

Juvenile Defense

Open to both 2Ls and 3Ls, the Juvenile Defense Clinic is an intensive, live-client representation experience where 3Ls have the opportunity to defend local youth in juvenile court delinquency proceedings and 2Ls have the opportunity to assist with representation.

Parole Assistance
and Re-entry

Fall Only

Open to both 2Ls and 3Ls, the Parole Assistance and Re-entry Clinic provides qualified 3Ls with the opportunity to directly represent individual prisoners in parole and pardon matters, as well as collateral legal issues necessary for their successful reentry into civilian life. Second-year students provide limited assistance under direct supervision of faculty, including interviewing and counseling clients, interviewing witnesses, conducting factual investigations, assisting clients in their residence and reentry plans, preparing briefs and parole packets for filing, and attending hearings before the Louisiana Board of Pardons, Committee on Parole.

Prosecution

Open only to 3Ls, the Prosecution Clinic allows students the opportunity to serve as special assistant district attorneys for the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office, assisting with felony matters and prosecuting misdemeanors.

STAR
Limited Time

Open only to 3Ls, the Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Assault Clinic (STAR) is an intensive, live-client representation experience where 3Ls have the opportunity to assist survivors of sexual violence. Students represent clients in courtroom hearings before judges, as well as in negotiations with adverse parties. Students spend a significant amount of time counseling and advising their clients, working to understand the client’s needs and zealously representing the client’s interests against adverse parties.