Naming the new International and Comparative Law Clinic as one of the reasons, National Jurist's preLaw magazine recently gave the School of Law a grade of "A" in Public Interest Law opportunities. The magazine is distributed to high school students, guidance counselors, college students and advisors across the United States.
"Permitting our students to choose their own career path is key to our relationship with them," said Dean Phoebe A. Haddon. "We also know that experiential learning in both public interest law, as well as more traditional legal industry paths, is a unique opportunity to explore the law when it effects real change."
The article, which highlights the clinic experiences of third-year students Emily Siedell, Carlos Guevara, and Eric Kunimoto, also gives UMDLaw high marks for its efforts to hold down tuition costs and provide as many resources as possible for loan repayment assistance.
"Giving students an opportunity to work in-country during an international clinic experience is different from any other experience they may have during law school," said Michael Millemann, the Jacob A. France Professor of Public Interest Law. "Seeing how legal systems work in different cultures changes our students' perspective on the American legal process."