By Majda Muhic, Fall 2016 Student Intern
The Investor Advocacy Clinic promised the kind of experiential learning I was looking for as a third-year law student preparing to exit the comforts of law school: a way to apply the substantive knowledge I learned in the classroom to real-life legal issues and real-life clients and develop practical lawyering skills. The Clinic has been a fantastic way to do just that – hone practical lawyering skills while impacting the lives of those who may otherwise remain without legal recourse.
In only the first four weeks of the semester, I have had the opportunity to interview potential clients, conduct research and case evaluations, draft a variety of correspondence and a settlement demand, and close out a successfully resolved case. I have also had the pleasure of working closely with other like-minded law students, and seeing each other learn new skills and grow more comfortable into our budding lawyer identities. The range of experiences has been astounding, and invaluable. The Investor Advocacy Clinic is an excellent way to transition from law school to real-life lawyering, and I would recommend it to any law student and aspiring young lawyer.