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The Rise of Law School Clinics
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Member Students | $25 for Non-Members

Student Non-Members: Please contact Customer Service at 212.382.6663 to register for this event. For students who are non-members and would like to join the City Bar, we are offering a special offer, for $20 students can join the City Bar and attend the program. Student membership alone is $25.

Description:
The legal industry’s new focus on “practice ready” law school graduates has resulted in a rise in the number of clinic offerings across American law schools. As a form of “experiential learning,” clinics represent a significant opportunity for law students to learn and develop skills that they will use in practice after graduation, such as research, client interviewing and counseling, drafting pleadings and other legal documents, and appearing at court. Clinics also offer an avenue for law students to become more connected to their communities, another important aspect of practicing law. Participation in clinics has also better prepared students for interviews with potential employers. The panel will discuss the rise of clinics in law schools, the specific clinics that they are associated with, and the ways in which participating in clinics helps develop more fully formed attorneys in practice. This program is ideal for law students who are interested in developing lawyering skills in clinics, and for lawyers who are interested in discovering what a growing population of law students are participating in.

Speakers:
Beth G. Schwartz, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Professional Skills, Fordham University School of Law
Ann Goldweber, Professor and Director of Clinical Legal Education, Director of the Consumer Justice for the Elderly Litigation Clinic, St. John's University School of Law
Christine Lazaro, Professor and Director, Securities Arbitration Clinic, St. John's University School of Law

Moderator:
Kaveh Dabashi, New York City Bar 3L Ambassador, St. John's University School of Law

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Law Student Perspectives Committee, Desiree Jaeger-Fine, Chair

 

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