Michigan State University College of Law. Rental Housing Clinic. Who We Are. The Rental Housing Clinic is a public interest law clinic. It is a cooperative effort of Michigan State University, MSU College of Law, the City of East Lansing, and Ingham County.
Rental Housing Clinic
Little Tidbit:Students are allowed to practice law under Michigan’s Student Practice Rule, MCR 8.120. Students practicing pursuant to MCR 8.120 are bound by the same rules as attorneys, such as Michigan’s Rules of Professional Conduct, the civil practice rules, and the Rules of Evidence.
Course Credit: Three credits are awarded for successfully completing the clinical program.
Grades:A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Satisfactory, D = Inadequate (but passing), F = Failing. (Plus and minus grades fall in between).
Evaluation: In addition to classroom preparation and assignments, students are evaluated on their progress in further developing the fundamental lawyering skills essential for competent representation and their commitment to the values of the profession.
Ten 1 hour 15 minute lecture sessions
Two weekend days (Sat and Sun) for Boot Camp
Mandatory Case Round Sessions, discussing and reviewing client calls and files in a group setting.
168 hours, on site, for:
-New client intakes, handling calls and walk-ins
-Research/case file management, working on +assigned client files