Student Practice

Each year, the Clinic trains 26 law students to practice environmental law. The Louisiana Supreme Court and District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana have adopted "student practice" rules that authorize Clinic students to appear, argue, and present witnesses. This authorization is a privilege, carrying with it the responsibility to provide zealous, diligent representation that meets the highest standards of professional behavior. Clinic students are sworn to place "the interests of the client” above their "personal interests or clinic interests.” The opportunities and responsibilities afforded by these court rules enhance the Clinic's ability to provide students with real-world litigation experience.

Additional Resources:
Supreme Court Guidance
Rule XX Briefs
Student Links
Who is Eligible?