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, a Prosecution Clinic, and a Social Security Disability 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

Clinics & Externships

LSU Law Clinic
P.O. Box 80839
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Phone: 225/578-8262
Fax: 225/578-6018

Clinics & Externships Faculty & Staff

Paul W. Breaux
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Civil Mediation Clinic
Phone: 225/578-8262
Fax: 225/578-6018
Office: W154
paul.breaux@law.lsu.edu

Jeffrey C. Brooks
Preis & Roy Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Preis & Roy Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice
Phone: 225/578-6635
Office: W155
Jeff.Brooks@law.lsu.edu
sites.law.lsu.edu/externships/

Jack Harrison
Clinical Instructor
Juvenile Defense Clinic
Phone: 225/578-8262
Fax: 225/578-6018
Office: W154

Robert E. Lancaster
Director of Clinical Legal Education
J. Nolan and Janice D. Singletary Professor of Professional Practice
Family Law Clinic, Family Mediation Clinic
Phone: 225/578-8262
Fax: 225/578-6018
Office: W151
Robert.Lancaster@law.lsu.edu

Hector Linares
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Juvenile Defense Clinic
Phone: 225/578-1885
Fax: 225/578-6018
Office: W153
Hector.Linares@law.lsu.edu
sites.law.lsu.edu/juveniledefenseclinic/

Kenneth A. Mayeaux
Director, LSU Immigration Clinic
Professor of Professional Practice
Immigration Law Clinic
Phone: 225/578-2071
Fax: 225/578-6018
Office: W149
Ken.Mayeaux@law.lsu.edu

Janice E. McAlpine
Clinical Instructor
Adjunct Clinical Professor
mcalpine@homelessinbr.org

Darwin C. Miller
Clinical Instructor
Adjunct Clinical Professor
darwin.miller@ebrda.org

Keith Nordyke
Clinical Instructor
Adjunct Clinical Professor
keith.nordyke@law.lsu.edu

Brenda Salassi
Coordinator
Fax: 225/578-6018
Office: W112
brenda.salassi@law.lsu.edu

jbgoode@law.lsu.edu