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Category Archives: Clinical Legal Education
I currently practice as a juvenile defense attorney in three different counties in North Carolina. As a faculty member in the Youth Justice Clinic at the University of North Carolina School of Law, I assign cases to third-year law students … Continue reading
As I approach the end of my 11th year of teaching in a clinical program at the University of North Carolina School of Law, I have been thinking a lot about the value that students add to the dynamics of … Continue reading
Recently I was interviewed for the new Clinical Law Prof Blog . The text of the interview appears below: Last month the University of North Carolina School of Law appointed Professor Tamar Birckhead as Director of Clinical Programs. … Continue reading
In one of the North Carolina counties in which I practice law, juvenile delinquency court is held every other week. During these sessions, children who have been charged with criminal offenses come before the court to have their matters heard. … Continue reading
I am very excited about our incoming 1L class to Carolina Law. As the chair of the admissions committee this past year, I had the opportunity to speak with many of our admitted students, and they are a bright, dynamic, … Continue reading
I may be naive, but it’s mystifying to me that there’s still serious debate over the value and import of clinical legal education. I admit that I’m not an objective observer — participating in a clinic as a law student … Continue reading
Legal education is under attack — and rightly so. Corporate law firms are downsizing. State budgets are shrinking. Non-profits are shutting their doors, and student debt is exploding. In this climate, those of us who are engaged in training our … Continue reading
MacArthur Foundation Program Honors Juvenile Justice Reform Achievements of Rutgers-Newark Law Professor
I was thrilled to see this press release from Rutgers Law School announcing that the wonderful clinical law professor, Laura Cohen, was being honored for her work on behalf of juveniles: Laura Cohen, Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers School … Continue reading
This past week we had the final classes of the semester, which meant that I taught the last two-hour session of the Criminal Lawyering Process, a companion course to the Juvenile Justice Clinic. It was my ninth year teaching it, … Continue reading