William Cowardin, Class of '11
The collegial atmosphere and the daily work in the Clinic are what really make it such an important experience. Learning through experience, both your own and that of other Clinic students, makes the issues that lawyers constantly deal with accessible and compelling. Nearly every week issues of professional conduct arose that were more engaging than any Professional Responsibility class hypothetical could be. There’s really no other place where you can approach these kinds of issues with the same level of guidance and support from supervising attorneys who are experts in the law and teaching people how to practice it. Being a student attorney in the Clinic has helped me realize both how to be a lawyer and why I want to be one.