Why Join the Investor Advocacy Clinic?

By Michael Williford, Fall 2016 Student Intern
My experience in the Investor Advocacy Clinic has provided me the greatest joy when I get to interact with clients. The Clinic setting provides the unique opportunity to apply law school lessons to real-world legal issues. Interacting with the client reminds me that the practical experience students covet has consequences for regular citizens. Clients don’t turn to the IAC because everything has gone according to plan in their retirement investments; they turn to the Clinic because they’ve lost a portion of what they’ve worked hard to earn. It’s a pleasure to help them recoup some of those losses.