Delta Divorce Clinic

Delta Divorce Clinic

The Delta Divorce Clinic provides direct representation to low-income clients chosen through The Delta Experience. Students taking this course must be Rule XV eligible. As such, it is only open to upper-level students. Students taking the course in summer semester earn four hours of law school credit. Students taking the course in fall semester earn six hours of law school credit.

Students must be able to travel with their professor to the Arkansas Delta to conduct follow-up interviews with clients and for court observations and appearances.

Students conduct follow-up interviews with clients and perform fact investigations to ensure a successful outcome in divorce cases. After obtaining Rule XV consents from clients, Delta Divorce Clinic students prepare divorce complaints and motions for fee waivers for low-income clients. Next, students obtain service on defendants and write final divorce decrees. Students will then represent their clients in divorce hearings.