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 Baton Rouge, the State Capital, 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. Current offerings include an Immigration Law Clinic, a Juvenile Defense Clinic, a Civil Mediation Clinic, a Parole Assistance Clinic, and a Homeless Advocacy 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 tailor an externship experience to their own specific interest through the Individualized Externship Program and offers an Externship during the summer session.

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

 

Important Dates for Fall 2014 Clinic & Externship Applications

Friday, Feb. 14th beginning at 4:30pm Clinic and Externship applications for Fall 2014 are available online.
Thursday, Feb. 20th at 12:40pm Town hall meeting to explain Clinics & Externships in Room 108.
Friday, Feb. 28th at 11:59pm Deadline for applications.
Friday, Mar. 14th by 4:30pm Notification of acceptance sent to students via LSU email address.
Monday, Mar. 17th at noon Deadline for students to accept or decline placements.
Tuesday, Mar. 18th Registration is open for rising 3L’s.
Wednesday, Mar. 19th Registration is open for rising 2L’s.
Wednesday, Mar. 19th If 3L’s who have been chosen for a Clinic or Externship have not registered by 3/19, their spot will be offered to a student on the waitlist.
Thursday, Mar. 20th If 2L’s who have been chosen for a Clinic or Externship have not registered by 3/20, their spot will be offered to a student on the waitlist.

 

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

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