1Ls: Learn about Remington Center Clinical Programs-10/21, 10/26

  

In the next few weeks, the Frank J. Remington Center will begin recruiting student applicants for next year's prison-based clinical projects: the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Project (LAIP), the Wisconsin Innocence Project, the Oxford Federal Project, the Family Law Project, the Restorative Justice Project, and the Reentry Clinic.

At the same time, the Remington Center's Economic Justice Institute will begin recruiting student applicants for next year's community-based clinical projects: the Family Court Assistance Project/Restraining Order Clinic, the Neighborhood Law Project, the Consumer Law Clinic, and the Immigration Clinic.

Altogether, these clinical projects provide full-time summer clinical opportunities for about 80 law students. Students in all of the projects will enroll full-time during the 2010 summer session, and continue part-time during the 2010-11 academic year.

To kick things off, the Remington Center's students and clinical faculty will discuss the clinics at two informal "coffee and donuts" sessions for 1Ls.   All interested 1Ls are invited to come to these sessions, learn about the clinics, and enjoy morning treats.  The sessions are scheduled as follows. 
Economic Justice Institute Clinics: Wednesday, October 21st from 7:45-8:45 a.m. in Lubar Commons

Prison-Based Clinics: Monday, October 26th from 7:45-8:45 a.m. in Lubar Commons

We apologize for the early hour for each session, but we wanted to avoid conflicts with first-year classes.  And maybe the coffee and donuts will help!
In addition, in late October and early November, representatives of the prison-based clinics will visit first-year Criminal Law classes, and representatives of the Economic Justice Institute clinics will visit first-year Civil Procedure classes, in order to describe educational opportunities provided to students in the clinics.
Students will be accepted into next year's clinics through a competitive application process. As part of the process, students will be expected to attend small-group information sessions and/or participate in individual interviews. Students will submit a written applications by November 18, 2009. The Center's clinical faculty will review the applications and notify students, prior to the winter break, about whether they have been accepted into one of next year's clinics. S

Submitted by Ruth Robarts, Assistant Dean for Students and Academic Affairs on October 13, 2009

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