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.

Students interested in applying for this course should be aware of the following prerequisites and requirements.

Delta Divorce Clinic
4 credit hours
6 credit hours
Professor Suzanne Penn, Director
Rule 15 Certification Required?Completed Credit Hours RequiredNumber of students per semesterPrerequisite Courses/Other Requirements
Yes488Delta Experience Intersession ONLY IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN THE SUMMER SEMESTER DELTA DIVORCE CLINIC (students enrolled in the fall or spring semester Delta Divorce Clinic are not required to take the intersession course)
First-year curriculum, including Civil Procedure I and II
Legal Profession
One of the following Criminal Procedure courses:
Criminal Procedure Pre-Trial
Criminal Procedure Trial
Criminal Procedure Post-Trial
Arkansas Criminal Trial Practice
Students must be able to travel to the Arkansas Delta with their professor.