Melvin Huang, Class of '10

Former Student/Alumni

I greatly enjoyed my experience serving various clients in the Domestic Violence Clinic (DVC).  What I learned working with Professor Lungwitz (who was a fabulous supervisor), interacting with clients, and preparing for trial far exceeded what I expected.  The work and required skills were not only readily practical (e.g. preparing court documents, counseling distraught clients), but also engaging and challenging.  DVC cases not only exercised my intellect, but at times, also tested my emotional limits.  I think such experiences are critical because, as a future lawyer, I know I will be in situations where I will be angry, heartbroken, or frustrated, but still need to maintain a calm, collected, and focused attitude.  Working with other committed, passionate DVC students was one of the most rewarding aspects of the Clinic, since most student-student interaction in traditional classes is limited to study groups.  Overall, I grew tremendously in my lawyering skills and thankfully saw the fruits of my hard labor in the success of my clients.  There is no greater feeling than to know you played some small part in your client’s joy.