Professor Kevin Lapp of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles published the following on PrawfsBlawg this past March recognizing Professor Tamar Birckhead as one of his "step-ahead scholars" or someone who not only had the same idea for a law review article but has already written a paper on the topic.
It is always heartening when our students express how the clinical experience has positively impacted them. The following is a recent note received from Emily Doll, who graduated this past May after participating in the Youth Justice Clinic during 2014-15. She was supervised by Professor Barbara Fedders.
This year the Youth Justice Clinic, taught by Professors Tamar Birckhead, Barbara Fedders, and Kellie Mannette (fall semester), handled over 100 cases from the juvenile courts in Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties. Several of our clients had multiple, unrelated cases during the course of the academic year.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Professors Tom Kelley and Judith Wegner supervised ten third-year law students.
The students represented twenty clients on a variety of legal matters. As has been the case in past years, these numbers do not reveal the full impact of the CDL Clinic’s work, since each of its clients provides services to numerous individuals and communities.
Professor Devon White, who taught the Intellectual Property Clinic in its pilot year, reports that she and her two clinic students assisted fifteen clients and have prepared:
Throughout this past academic year, Professor Beth Posner, who teaches the Immigration Clinic and the Domestic Violence Clinic, participated in in a variety of teaching, lawyer training, and other pro bono presentations and programs.
The Immigration Clinic took on approximately 15 new clients this year, mostly representing clients in U-Visa, Special Immigrant Status Cases, and DACA.
The Civil Legal Assistance Clinic has had a busy and successful year with its litigation in the areas of employment discrimination, housing, and benefits.
Professor Kathryn Sabbeth of the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic has two new law review articles forthcoming and has recently presented her scholarship at several venues.
We recently heard from Sarah Colwell, who graduated in 2014 after serving as a student advocate in the Immigration Clinic for the 2013-14 academic year.