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Juvenile Defense

Open to both 2Ls and 3Ls, the LSU Juvenile Defense Clinic is an intensive, live-client representation experience in which 3Ls are certified as student attorneys under Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX and have the opportunity (under the close supervision of clinic faculty) to defend local youth in juvenile court delinquency proceedings. Students admitted to the clinic as 2Ls assist with this representation.

This in-house clinic is comprised of two separate, but integrated, co-requisite courses – a seminar-based course component and a fieldwork-based practicum. Third-year students make frequent court appearances, and all students gain experience in client interviewing and counseling, factual investigation, and trial preparation.