In the summer following my time with the Clinic, I served as a law clerk on U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s Judiciary Committee Staff. The lessons and skills of the Legislative Lawyering Clinic were extremely pertinent and useful in that job, and I believe they will continue to be for many years to come.
Participating in the Legislative Lawyering Clinic was one of the best decisions I made while at Texas Law. Through the clinic, I had the opportunity to work with a legal services organization to research and draft legislation that will improve the lives of elderly and low-income Texans. I also gained a strong foundation in the […]
One of the most important skills I learned because of the course came from an exercise that seemed utterly ridiculous at the time. We held a mock interest group meeting to discuss a piece of proposed legislation. Like a high school drama class, Professor Brady cast each of us in roles as elected officials, as […]
I was a bit apprehensive about being among the first students to participate in a new clinic. However, I found Professor Brady’s Legislative Lawyering Clinic to be one of the highlights of my time at Texas Law. The clients were diverse and interesting, the work was rewarding, and the course’s classroom component supplemented our projects […]
The Juvenile Justice Clinic taught me the crucial importance of patience and persistence as an advocate. While at times it was frustrating to work with clients as they continued to make mistakes, it was worth the effort when I won a child the right to remain at home with his family and in his community. Learning to […]
The study of law and the practice of law are very different, and I think that the Juvenile Justice Clinic was one of my most valuable experiences in law school specifically because it facilitates the transition from the study to the practice of law. At the start of the Clinic, it was unclear what to […]
The Human Rights Clinic is an excellent opportunity to help people from all across the globe, to further develop your research and writing skills, and to gain a strong understanding of the human rights landscape generally. I strongly recommend the clinic to anyone interested in human rights issues; whether you aspire to be a human […]
I was given the opportunity to travel to Argentina and meet the affected population in Abra Pampa first hand. That experience has been a point of interest for job interviews since then, and the freedom and independence I was afforded to craft an advocacy strategy has taught me a great deal about human rights.
The Human Rights Clinic was the highlight of my semester as a reciprocal exchange student [from Switzerland] at Texas Law. I had the possibility to visit indigenous peoples in the Texas-Mexico border area and develop and participate in an advocacy initiative before an international human rights body.
Being in the Human Rights Clinic was both challenging and rewarding. Having the opportunity to work on real-life projects with clients has made my study abroad year at UT a unique experience.