Mississippi College School of Law offers 4 clinical experiences for law students:
The Adoption Legal Clinic, Child Advocacy in Youth Court Clinic, Child Advocacy in Chancery Court Clinic, and Mission First Legal Aid 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. § 73-3-210 et seq.
To learn more, please view the following links:
- The Adoption Legal Clinic
- Child Advocacy Clinic in Youth Court
- Child Advocacy Clinic in Chancery Court
- Mission First Legal Aid Clinic