About the Prosecution Clinic Section
Inactive for 2023-2024 Year
Students who are interested in working at a DAs office should apply through the externship program only. The prosecution section will not run as a clinical offering for the upcoming academic year. Contact Professor Finger with any questions.
Loyola runs the only prosecution clinic in the New Orleans area. Third year law students litigate as prosecutors under the supervision of experienced licensed prosecutors in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes pursuant to Rule XX of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Over the years, clinic prosecution students have participated in a range of legal activities including legal research, interviewing victims and witnesses, preparing police officers and others to testify, calling the docket, advocating at preliminary hearings, conducting direct and cross examination of witnesses, arguing motions, preparing writ applications, helping pick juries and give opening and closing statements. This can be a one semester clinic.
The Prosecution Clinic learned about DNA testing, ballistics, chemical analysis, and use and presentation of expert witnesses with presentation by Deputy Sheriff Timothy Scanlan at Jefferson Parish Crime Lab.
Taught by Judge Calvin Johnson and Honorable John J. Molaison, Jr.