Elizabeth Fitch, Class of '12

Former Student/Alumni

I think the disconnect between the classroom and actual practice is one of the most frustrating parts of law school. While I’ve had many valuable educational experiences at UT, the Clinic is the one thing I’ve done during my tenure in which I felt like a lawyer—with all the joy, frustration and terror that goes along with it. From the time I saw Bill Allison speak at orientation, I knew I wanted to be in the Criminal Defense Clinic. I had a feeling it would be one of the most important experiences I would have at school. I had no idea how right I was. It was amazing.