One of the most unique things about is the Clinical Programs.
Students enrolling in a clinic receive academic credit in representing real-world clients pro bono and practice law under the supervision of law school faculty. It’s a great way for students to get real experience, but also a way can give back to the CNY community because these clients normally cannot afford legal representation. There are 9 different clinics at Law—Bankruptcy, Children’s Rights & Family Law, Community Development, Criminal Defense, Disability Rights, Elder Law, Low Income Taxpayer, Securities Arbitration & Consumer Law, and the Veterans Legal Clinic.
This photo shows off the exterior of the Clinic Office within #DineenHall, but the inside is where the magic happens. There are two large computer cluster work areas, five client meeting rooms, and a full time staff and faculty group working alongside students on these cases.
This year I have worked and studied as a member of the Children’s Rights & Family Law Clinic under Professor Suzette Melendez. It’s been a great way to get practice in a courtroom as well as giving back to the community. This Friday, I’ll be having a trial in one of our cases. It takes a lot of prep work but is so worth it when you can use your education, skills, and training for good! -KB #SyracuseU #OurSyracuseU