Pro Se Clinic Lab
This cooperative effort allows second- and third-year law students to staff the Court Assistance Office in the Latah County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho. Students assist predominantly self-represented litigants, two-thirds of whom are involved in family cases, including divorce, domestic violence, custody and modification proceedings. Contact: Frances Thompson, Adjunct Faculty: (208) 885-6541.
Students in this program first spend approximately six weeks studying the practical side of bankruptcy practice. This involves study of the structure, organization, and mission of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, how to conduct initial conferences, how to prepare the official forms, and how exemptions fit into the bankruptcy picture. Contact: Ken Anderson, Adjunct Faculty: (208) 885-6541.
Children and the Law Lab
Students in the Children in the Law Seminar can participate in a lab where they gain hands-on experience serving as Guardians Ad Litem and spokespersons for Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation. This collaborative effort between the law school, tribal court and the tribe allows these students to gain valuable legal experience and provides a needed service.