In a recent post on the HLS Admissions Blog, two students of the Project on Predatory Student Lending wrote about Building a Public Interest Career at HLS. They name four building blocks for a career in public interest law, including clinical work. Of their experience at LSC, they write:
Clinics are a key part of the law school experience for public interest students because they give us a chance to learn important lawyering skills while gaining experience working on issues that we care about. We are both enrolled in the Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic at HLS’s Legal Services Center. As part of the Project on Predatory Student Lending, we directly represent low-income borrowers who have received predatory student loans. We’re experiencing firsthand what it is like to be a lawyer: conducting client meetings, filing motions in court, and making strategic decisions about cases. We are closely supervised by a smart and energetic attorney who makes sure that we constantly improve our skills while offering top-notch services to our clients.