Thursday, October 16, 2008

Family Lawyering, Gone International

One of the best parts about being in the clinical program is hearing what other cases people are working on. Once we week, we have a class called "rounds," where we go around and say what we are working on and bounce ideas off of one another.

I wish I was allowed to talk about these cases, because they are just as crazy, if not crazier, than the story lines you see on Law & Order, the Practice, Ally McBeal, etc.

One interesting thing was that half the cases in our general practice clinic seem to be family law cases with an international dimension. We have clients who have immigrated from almost every continent, only to find legal problems and little support here in the United States. The stories are so emotionally charged that today's rounds almost felt like a therapy session.

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