Roberta Borges, Class of '11

Former Student/Alumni

I was a LL.M. student, which means that I already had a law degree in Brazil. I practiced environmental law in Brazil and I hoped that my experience in the Environmental Law Clinic would allow me to better understand the differences and similarities between the legal systems in Brazil and the U.S. The Clinic gave much more than that: besides allowing me to have a deeper understanding of the Clean Air Act, it also provided me with the opportunity to interact with J.D. students which, in turn, gave me a much more realistic idea about American society. My experience in the Clinic was, by far, the most relevant one during my LL.M. year and one that I recommend to J.D.s and LL.M.s.