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Real Cases. Real Experience.

Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

Student Experience

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Left to Right: Clinic Students Happy Rahman, Alia Derrick and Mary Dear
Photography: Mark Rutkowski

“The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic provided me with a great opportunity to serve my community while gaining real transactional lawyering experience. I was able to take ownership of my assigned cases through research, client interaction, counseling, and advocacy. No other course better prepares you for a career in transactional law.”
—Stephanie Trinh, ’14, JD Candidate

“The Community Development Clinic gave me the most exposure to real clients and real legal work than any of my other classes. It was a great experience.”
—James Willson, ’14, JD Candidate

“The Community Development Clinic has been one of the best experiences I have had while in law school, and has shaped my career as a lawyer.”
—John Phillips, ’12, associate at Alaniz & Schraeder

“The Community  Development Clinic was the best experience I’ve had in law school thus far. I appreciated the large amount of client contact we were afforded as well as the amount of responsibility we were given.”
—Alexa Bertinelli, ’11, staff attorney at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau

“As a student planning to practice transactional law after graduation, the Community Development Clinic allowed me to gain hands on experience, while also making a meaningful, positive impact in the community. I have no doubt that my future practice will be greatly enhanced by the work I completed during the Clinic.”
—Michael Hamilton, ’08, associate at Skadden