The Student Experience
"The Child Advocacy Law Clinic gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience with the help of supportive and spirited faculty. I was immersed in an environment where intellect met zeal, which inspired me to welcome challenging legal issues and embrace the volatility of trial-court practice. I would not have much of the determination and skill that I employ in my career today were it not for my participation in CALC at Michigan Law."
—Atasi Satpathy, '11, Committee for Public Counsel Services
"The Child Advocacy Law Clinic operates not like a class, but like a law firm. While the professors are there to help with your cases, they're rarely going to just tell you what to do. This puts a huge power and an accompanying responsibility into your hands. You will appear in court. You will negotiate with opposing counsel. The arguments you make have the power to sway an actual judge. The outcome can literally change a client's life."
—Yonatan Berkovits, '10, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
"The Child Advocacy Law Clinic provides students with a profound and real-life legal experience that is hard to come by in law school. The clinic tasks students the invaluable, unique, and hands-on responsibility of interfacing with clients, opposing counsel, judges, and government employees. On a deeply satisfying personal level, students are privileged to perform the lawyer's ultimate task—counseling those in need."
—Adir Greenfeld, '09, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
"While I learned how to 'think' like a lawyer in my substantive law classes, CALC helped me learn what it means to actually 'be' a lawyer who has clients depending on her."
—Ashley Thompson, '09, Schiff Hardin LLP