The battle over law clinic independence didn’t end last month when lawmakers backed off a proposal to withhold state money from the University of Maryland School of Law unless its law clinics turned over case information.

The fight has shifted to Louisiana, where legislators soon will consider a bill that would prohibit any law school clinic at a public or private university that receives state money from suing a government agency or seeking monetary damages from an individual or business. The proposal is similar to legislation initially considered then rejected by Maryland lawmakers. It is largely seen as a slap at Tulane University Law School‘s environmental clinic.