Most jurisdictions permit third year law students enrolled in a law school clinical program such as an externship program to be sworn-in as limited practice student-attorneys. Some jurisdictions permit second year students to be sworn-in. Some offices encourage their externs to be sworn-in while others prefer that their externs not be sworn-in. If a student so prefers, his or her office approves, and the student otherwise meets the requirements and qualifications to be sworn-in as a limited practice student-attorney, the student is encouraged to do so.
Students seeking to be sworn-in must read their jurisdiction’s pertinent rule regarding student-attorneys, consult the applicable rule (generally a state supreme court rule and or federal district court rule), and ensure he or she meets all qualifications. In this regard, the below links may be of assistance.
- All student practice rules
- Mississippi Limited Practice Act
- Mississippi State Motion and Order
- Northern District of Mississippi Student Rule
- Northern District (Mississippi) Motion and Order
- Southern District of Mississippi Student Rule
- Southern District (Mississippi) Motion and Order
- Tennessee Limited Practice Rule