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From L to R: Catherine Klein, Stacy Brustin, Paul Kurth, Nora Senyk, and Patrick Burke

SPIL Hosts Introduction to CUA Law’s Clinical Programs

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On October 23, 2018, Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL) presented an Introduction to CUA Law’s Clinical Programs. Panelists included: SPIL President Brittany McNurlin (3L), Director of Columbus Community Legal Services (CCLS) Catherine Klein, Managing Director Paul Kurth, Director of the Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic of Columbus Community Legal Services Stacy Brustin, Supervising Attorney Nora Senyk '17, and Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic student Patrick Burke (4E) spoke about clinical hour requirements, the practical benefits of gaining hands on experience, and the different clinical programs. 

Clinical skills are at the heart of how the law functions as a tool to help and protect others, especially society’s most vulnerable. The law school’s clinical options offer students invaluable, firsthand experience in representing real clients with real legal problems in real courts, under the supervision of faculty members. Students have the option of joining the Families and the Law Clinic, the Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, and the Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic. Students interested in joining the clinic can visit the CCLS website or contact Paul Kurth at kurth@law.edu.