Schools Tout Clinics for Real-World Legal Experience

The Recorder


Deirdre Mulligan, the director of the center for clinical education, said Boalt has ramped up its full-time clinical staff. In the fall of 2006 Boalt promoted visiting professor Alper to a permanent post as associate director of the death penalty clinic. Also at the end of last year, the clinic hired a part-time death penalty investigator and, in 2003, added a full-time paralegal.

Boalt's international human rights clinic brought aboard Roxanna Altholz last fall as full-time associate director to provide hands-on supervision to students. The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic was bolstered last summer with the addition of two issue experts, a post-doctoral fellow and a social scientist, Mulligan said.