Clinic, Externships and Experiential Programs

There are a number of experiential opportunities at the Law Center that provide students with the opportunity to earn credit while learning through practice. The Law Center’s location in the State Capital of Baton Rouge, offers tremendous advantages to placing students with state and local governmental agencies and courts where students can experience the real practice of law through a structured academic setting.

Through the Law Clinic, the Law Center offers second and third-year students the opportunity to practice law and represent indigent clients in the Baton Rouge community. The Law Clinic is analogous to a residency in medical school where, under close faculty supervision, students practice by representing real clients with important legal issues. Students practice in local courts, before administrative agencies and other venues. The Law Clinic is a self-contained legal services office located in the Law Center where students are certified to practice law pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX. Past offerings have included an Immigration Law Clinic, a Juvenile Defense Clinic, a Civil Mediation Clinic, a Family Mediation Clinic, a Parole Assistance Clinic, and a Prosecution Clinic. More clinical offerings are planned in the future.

There are also numerous Externship opportunities including the Judicial Externship Program that places students as judicial ‘law clerks’ in state and federal courts; the Governmental Externship that places students with the Attorney General’s Office and other state and local agencies; and the Public Interest/Non-Profit Externship which places students with local agencies serving marginalized populations and the legal interests of the poor. The Law Center also offers students the opportunity to participate in an Externship during the summer session following the first and second year of law school.

The LSU Law Clinic is a recipient of a Models for Change Program Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

 

Contact Information

Law Clinic, Externships, and Experiential Programs
Address Law Clinic, Externships, and Experiential Programs
LSU Law Clinic
P.O. Box 80839
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Phone 225/578-8262
Fax 225/578-6018
Website http://www.law.lsu.edu/clinicsandexternships
Title Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Depts Clinics & Externships, Immigration Law Clinic
Office W149
Phone 225/578-2071
Fax 225/578-6018
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E-mail lauren.aronson@law.lsu.edu
Title Adjunct Clinical Professor
Depts Civil Mediation Clinic, Clinics & Externships
Office W154
Phone 225/578-8262
Fax 225/578-6018
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E-mail paul.breaux@law.lsu.edu
Title Director of Externships & Moot Court/Trial Advocacy Program; Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Professorship Preis PLC Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice
Dept Clinics & Externships
Office W155
Phone 225/578-6635
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E-mail jeff.brooks@law.lsu.edu
Jack Harrison
Title Clinical Instructor
Professorship Adjunct Clinical Professor
Dept Clinics & Externships
Office W154
Phone 225/578-8262
Fax 225/578-6018
Title Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Depts Clinics & Externships, Juvenile Defense Clinic
Office W153
Phone 225/578-1885
Fax 225/578-6018
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Website http://sites.law.lsu.edu/juveniledefenseclinic/
E-mail hector.linares@law.lsu.edu
Kenneth A. Mayeaux
Title Adjunct Professor, Public Interest Externships
Dept Clinics & Externships
Phone 225/578-8262
Fax 225/578-6018
E-mail ken.mayeaux@law.lsu.edu
Title Adjunct Professor
Dept Clinics & Externships
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Title Adjunct Professor
Dept Clinics & Externships
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Brenda Salassi
Title Coordinator
Dept Clinics & Externships
Office W112
Phone 225/578-8262
Fax 225/578-6018
E-mail brenda.salassi@law.lsu.edu
Title Director of Clinical Legal Education
Professorship J. Nolan and Janice D. Singletary Professor of Professional Practice and Judge Earl E. Veron Professor of Law
Depts Clinics & Externships, Family Law Clinic, Family Mediation Clinic
Office W151
Phone 225/578-8262
Fax 225/578-6018
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E-mail robert.lancaster@law.lsu.edu
jbgoode@law.lsu.edu