The Mashpee Wampanoag Legal Services Clinic is housed in the Hyannis office of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. Clinic clients include low-income litigants in the Tribal Court, located in Mashpee, Massachusetts, as well as tribal members seeking legal assistance with various other types of civil legal issues, including:
- family law
- landlord-tenant law
- government benefits law
Students attend weekly 2 hour seminars and represent clients under the supervision of an experienced legal services attorney. Clinic students spend an average of 10 hours weekly on their clinical work. Student reflection on their direct representation work, including ethical concerns, is part of the clinical experience.
Prerequisites or corequisites: Legal Ethics (Law 525) and Evidence (Law 576) or Trial Practice (Law 620), as well as completion of 30 credit hours.
Students enrolling in this clinic must be eligible for MA Rule 3:03 certification.