Laura Garrett, Class of '10

Former Student/Alumni

The Criminal Defense Clinic was the most rewarding aspect of my law school education.  I joined the Clinic to experience real-life client interaction, and to learn about criminal law.  The Clinic surpassed all of my expectations.  I learned valuable lessons in managing criminal cases from start to finish, and also gained important skills in dealing with clients, prosecutors, and judges.  I was given a lot of responsibility for my cases, with the knowledge that my attorney supervisors were carefully reviewing my actions and were available to answer any questions I had.  I actually got to represent my client in a jury trial –and won!– which was the most rewarding, challenging, and informative experience I have had to date.  I highly recommend the Criminal Defense Clinic to anyone who is looking to learn skills that cannot be taught in the classroom.