Litigation Clinic Offers Students Real-Life Opportunities

Students at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law have the opportunity to participate in three on-site clinics focused on mediation, tax law, and litigation. Each of these clinics offers students the chance to put into practice the information they learn in the classroom.

The Litigation Clinic gives students the chance to directly help individuals who are seeking justice and relief through the judicial system, said Professor Suzanne Penn. It serves as a law office within the law school where students develop theoretical models of the lawyering process, while also representing real clients under the supervision of clinic faculty.

Students will represent clients in cases as diverse as divorce, delinquency, dependency, education and mental health issues. Outside of the classroom, students meet with clients and represent them in hearings of various types ranging from administrative hearings to judicial proceedings.

The application deadline for the Spring 2014 Litigation Clinic is noon Monday, Nov. 18. Students who are interested in this clinic should apply and register for the course. They should have completed Civil Procedure I and II, Evidence, Legal Profession and Criminal Procedure as well as have completed 48 hours of coursework.

For more information or to apply, contact Terry Harrison in the Legal Clinic.

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