Southern University Law Center enters agreements with BRCC, Office of Public Defender


The Southern University System Board of Supervisors entered an agreement with the Southern University Law Center to offer conflict criminal services, and it entered an agreement with BRCC to offer administrative support.

The Law Center will offer administrative support to BRCC students seeking industry certifications by overseeing the drafting of and applications for appeals by workers in the transportation industry who have been denied the Transportation Workforce Identification Credential.

The Law Center renewed its partnership with the Office of the Public Defender to provide felony conflict legal representation through the Conflict Public Defense Criminal Clinic, an extension of the existing Criminal Defense Clinic.

The clinic, supervised by attorney and professor Kelly Carmena, is open to second and third-year law students and operates in the Nineteenth Judicial Courts.

The clinical education programs prepare students for the practice of law through a combination of real-world experience, intensive supervision, externships and seminars.

Students represent clients in a range of legal matters, and the clinic functions as a law firm, allowing students to experience the development of the attorney-client relationship.

Contact Director of External Affairs Jasmine Hunter for more information on the agreements via email at or by phone at 225-421-9742.

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