Mississippi College School of Law offers 5 clinical experiences for law students:
The Adoption Legal Clinic, Child Advocacy in Youth Court Clinic, Child Advocacy in Chancery Court Clinic, Mission First Legal Aid Clinic and HIV and the Law.
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. § 73-3-210 et seq.
To learn more, please view the following links:
- The Adoption Legal Clinic
- The Youth Court Clinic
- The Guardian ad Litem Clinic
- Mission First Legal Aid Clinic
- HIV and the Law