2015 Archive

Jennifer Ann Gillespie

Working as a Student Attorney for the Criminal Defense Clinic was bar none the most rewarding experience of my law school career. My work on real world problems for actual clients instilled in me a love of the law I would otherwise have left law school without. There is simply no way to compare a […]

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Laura Garrett

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 […]

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William Cowardin

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 […]

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Elizabeth Fitch

I think the disconnect between the classroom and actual practice is one of the most frustrating parts of law school. While I’ve had many valuable educational experiences at UT, the Clinic is the one thing I’ve done during my tenure in which I felt like a lawyer—with all the joy, frustration and terror that goes […]

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Jim Hartle

The Criminal Defense Clinic served me well as a valuable stepping-stone from the world of legal theory to the world of legal practice, all while allowing me to help real people deal with difficult legal problems. Because the human element becomes front-and-center when navigating the criminal justice system, the Clinic and its wonderful supervising attorneys […]

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Kali Cohn

Participation in the clinic has allowed me to dramatically build my legal skill set while working on cases that actually matter to clients and learning substantively about issues that I’m really interested in. I came to law school to be able to do this type of work—and I’ve gotten to do it already. I really […]

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Britt Glass

I came into the clinic with little knowledge of civil rights law and left with a solid understanding of the substantive law and really useful litigation experience. In fact, I enjoyed working on the case so much; I came back for a second semester!

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TJ Harris

The Clinic has been an excellent opportunity to learn substantive civil rights law and apply it to a real-world situation. It gives you a perspective on the law that regular law school classes don’t.

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Kelli Benham

Participating in the Children’s Rights Clinic was truly one of the highlights of my time at the law school.  During the two semesters I spent in the Clinic, I interacted with clients on almost a daily basis and advocated for their interests in open court.  For one case in particular, I interviewed expert witnesses and […]

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Brooke Ginsburg

Participating in the Children’s Rights Clinic has been the best part of my law school experience. I am learning how the legal system works by managing my cases and building communication skills by speaking before a judge — all in a safe environment where I can ask questions of my supervisor and receive real-time feedback. […]

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