At the end of the semester, students prepare a final self-reflection essay about what they learned about lawyering from their clinical experience. Students write about the topics that seem most relevant to their individual experiences. They use seminar reading, discussions, and project work to reflect on their motivations, goals, strengths, and weaknesses. Here are selected examples of their essays:
“The Work Goes On” by Mary Dahdouh
“I had a very pretty introduction planned” by Megan Ines
“At the beginning of the semester I was an eager, idealistic, recovering cynic” by Anonymous
“In many ways, my experience with the Clinic echoes my experience working as a full-time volunteer in Alaska” by Danny Kramer
“Flashes of Exile” by Anonymous
“Lessons in Rascuache Lawyering” by Anonymous
Clinic students also have received summer fellowships to conduct human rights work. Read about their experiences below:
Read a report from the 2016 IHRLC Alumni Summer Fellow here.
Read reports from the 2015 IHRLC Alumni Summer Fellows here and here.
Read a report from the 2014 IHRLC Alumni Summer Fellow here.