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Clinical Education


The Southern University Law Center's Clinical Education Program provides a unique and meaningful opportunity for law students to gain practical experience representing clients in various local district, city and juvenile courts as well as administrative tribunals. Students are allowed to practice law under the authority of Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX. The program is designed to allow third-year law students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom in the preparation of cases and the representation of clients in the courtroom.

The primary objective of the Clinical Education Program is to further the educational goals of the Law Center by enhancing doctrinal and theoretical learning. Students in the program learn under the supervision of an experienced legal practitioner, through participation in one of seven clinics, mediation training, externships, simulated trial competition, and a tour of the clerk of court's office. In each of the seven clinics, students receive instruction on professionalism and the ethical considerations necessary to meet their obligations to their clients as well as other attorneys, litigants and the judicial system.

Virginia B. Listach , Director of Clinical Education
Professor of Law
E-mail: Vlistach@sulc.edu

Mailing address:
Southern University Law Center
Office of Clinical Education
Post Office Box 9294
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Physical address:
Southern University Law Center
Office of Clinical Education
2 Roosevelt Steptoe Drive, Suite 104
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813