Mississippi College School of Law offers clinical experiences for law students:
- Adoption Legal Clinic
- Advanced Child Advocacy Clinic
- Child Welfare & Family Justice Clinic
- Guardian ad Litem Clinic
- HIV and the Law
- Immigration Clinic
- Mission First Legal Aid Clinic
- Youth Court Clinic
Each clinic is under the supervision of a faculty member and includes a weekly substantive classroom component.
Why participate in a clinical experience? Working in one of the clinics allows a student to experience working with real-life clients, attorneys, judges and other legal professionals prior to graduation. Law students gain legal work experience for their resume. Clinical students participate in a courtroom experience in which they serve as the attorney or an officer of the court. The public is benefitted from the legal work performed by the law students.
- Clinical courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.
- Students may enroll in a clinic after completing at least 45 academic hours.
- Thus, many 2L students may enroll in a clinic in the spring semester of the second year of law school.
- Clinical students are supervised by a faculty clinician.
- Clinical students are sworn in to appear in court, pursuant to the Mississippi Law Student Limited Practice Act, Miss. Code Ann. § 73-3-201 et seq.