Summer 2009 Clinical Opportunities at the Remington Center

    In the next few weeks, the Frank J. Remington Center will begin recruiting student applicants for its summer 2009 prison-based clinical projects:   the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Project (LAIP), the Wisconsin Innocence Project, the Oxford Federal Project, the Family Law Project, and the Restorative Justice Project.

In addition, the Remington Center's Economic Justice Institute will begin recruiting student applicants for its summer 2009 civil clinical projects:  the Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP), the Neighborhood Law Project, and the Consumer Law Clinic.

Altogether, these clinical projects provide full-time summer clinical opportunities for about 70 law students.  Students in all of the projects will enroll full-time during the 2009 summer session, and continue part-time during the 2009-10 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.  The sessions are scheduled as follows.  All interested 1Ls are invited to come to these sessions, learn about the clinics, and enjoy coffee and donuts:
 Economic Justice Institute Clinics:  Tuesday, October 28th from 8:30-9:30 in Lubar Commons
        Prison-Based Clinics:  Thursday, October 30th from 8:30-9:30 in Lubar Commons
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 the summer 2009 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 then submit a written application by November 19, 2008.   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 the 2009 clinics.  Specifics of the application process will be provided during the classroom presentations. 

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Meredith J. Ross
Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Frank J. Remington Center
University of Wisconsin Law School
(608) 262-3764
mjross1@wisc.edu

Submitted by Frank J. Remington Center on October 15, 2008

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