Law clinic offers students experience with legal accounting and practice management software
Loyola press release - November 25, 2002
The Law Clinic is the place where learning comes alive. Law students apply what they have studied in the classroom by representing the poor before the courts in matters of civil rights, family, juveniles, crime and immigration.
Established in January 1970 under special rules adopted by the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana, the Loyola Law Clinic provides senior law students the opportunity to gain practical experience in interviewing, counseling, research, writing, drafting pleadings and appeals, using legal software technology on computers, negotiating, mediating, arguing before judges and juries and appearing in court to examine and cross-examine witnesses.
Loyola Law Clinic is unique in the southeast in offering its students hands use of legal accounting and practice management software just as they will after graduation. Students enter their time into TABS time and billing software and they keep a case diary in PracticeMaster practice management software.
Seven full-time resident attorneys supervise 40 to 50 law students during the course of the two-semester program for which a total of six semester hours of credit is awarded. Students handle all phases of a case as would a practicing attorney. They handle defense cases in both civil and criminal matters and they gain prosecution experience on misdemeanor cases under the supervision of the District Attorney’s office.