Consumer Protection Clinic
In the Consumer Protection Clinic, qualified UALR law students receive a special license to practice law in Arkansas under the guidance of a supervising attorney. Clinic students learn the substantive law involved in each case while practicing the important skills of client interviewing, fact investigation, drafting pleadings and papers, witness preparation, negotiation, trial strategy and trial presentation.
Most Consumer Protection clinical cases deal with housing or consumer law. Students may represent clients who are facing foreclosure, eviction, housing instability, fraud, unfair or deceptive trade practices, and problems with credit reports and credit access.