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Student Voices: Persuading My Client to Trust Me in a Law School Clinic

By Caroline A. Clair My first client in the Health Law Clinic asked for my help in appealing her denial of Social Security disability benefits. She suffered from an array of physical and mental impairments, as well as financial, social and familial stressors. When I met with the client, she didn’t state the facts of [...]

April 1st, 2019|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: Learning to Code in Law School

By Harrison Lebov I thought law school was strictly textbooks and case briefs, until I took a January intercession course called "Coding and the Law." “Coding and the Law” was like no other course I had ever taken in law school. Class time was predominantly spent in the school’s computer lab, or on our personal [...]

March 25th, 2019|General, Student Voices|

Tips From a 3L to a 1L: Why I did Pro Bono (and You Should Too)

By Nicholas M. Hasenfus One of the most influential professors I had in law school was Judge Greaney, who wears all black the last day of class and has us listen to Johnny Cash’s “The Man In Black.”  He directs our attention to this part of the song: I wear the black for the poor [...]

March 11th, 2019|General, Student Voices|

Student Voices: My First Client in the Family Law Advocacy Clinic

By Daniela Manrique I represented my first client in the Family Law Advocacy Clinic in a contempt action against her ex-husband for failure to pay child support. I appeared in Probate and Family Court on behalf of Cheryl—not her real name—asking the judge to hold her ex-husband in civil contempt and direct him to begin [...]

February 25th, 2019|General, Law School Career Services, Student Voices|