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Category Archives: Law Students
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
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
I am a sucker for a feel-good story, and this is the best one I’ve come across in a long time. It’s from the San Francisco Chronicle, written by Meredith May, and here’s how it opens: A group of incarcerated teenage … 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
The title of this post is the title of an upcoming conference at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles on Friday, February 22, 2013. The sponsor of the conference, the Southwestern Journal of International Law, describes the symposium in this … 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