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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Domestic Violence Clinic

Course Description
The Domestic Violence Clinic will provide legal services to victims of domestic abuse, relationship violence, stalking, or sexual assault.  Legal services will address the  variety of legal problems which may arise as a consequence of domestic violence, including emergency assistance in obtaining protective orders, and extending  to representation in family law cases, including child custody and support; criminal cases involving joint arrests of batterer and victim; juvenile cases involving termination of parental rights of victims; and problems with housing, employment, or denial of access to financial resources such as bank accounts or other community property.  The clinic includes a multidisciplinary component through the participation of the Tulane University School of Social Work, which will place social work interns in the law school clinic.  Student-attorneys and social work interns will work collaboratively to provide legal and support services to victims under the supervision of a law professor and social work field instructor.  The Domestic Violence Clinic is offered in the fall for three credits and in the spring for three credits.  Enrollment is limited to ten students.  Students are selected on the basis of an application and personal interview.  Students must meet all eligibility requirements of the Louisiana student practice rule.  (full-year only; 3 credits in fall; 3 credits in spring) Prerequisites: Legal Profession and Evidence.  Co-requisite: Domestic Violence Advocacy. 
Upcoming Semester Offered
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Academic Programs Contact:
Office of Academic Services
Weinmann Hall, Suite 204
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5935
fax 504.862.8373

Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710

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