The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 20, 1981-Page 3
Students debate future
of law clinics in forum
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how to think like lawyers but not how to
act like them," he said.
Many students said it is fascinating to
see the principles they learned in class
applied in the courtroom.
"It was interesting because it was
real-real people with real backgroun-
ds," said Elise Bean, a third year law
Students replied that the clinic has a
negative reputation among faculty,
which often deters students from taking
ONE REASON for the clinics'
negative reputation, explained law
student Erica Munzel, is that attorneys
who practice courtroom litigation,
which the clinic courses teach, don't
have as high a status as attorneys who
work for large corporations and don't
use courtroom litigation skills as often.
Law student David Schreier said the
clinic program is essential to counter
the emphasis that is often placed on
lawyers who help rich corporations in-
stead of needy people.
We owe it to the embryonic student to
give him the impression and oppor-
tunity and implant the idea and notion
of giving our services to those who need
it and can't afford it," Schreier said.
HE ADDED that for some, the clinic
program is the only opportunity to do
"pro bono" work (work for the good of
Jonathan Rose, director of Student
Legal Services, also spoke in favor of
the program. Of the beginning lawyers
who come to work for his office, those
who have had clinic courses in law
school "were excellent lawyers when
they walked in the door," he said.
Students said simulation courses do
not offer the same kind of experience
clinic courses can.
A student who just takes a simulation
class "has no appreciation of the
pressure it puts on you having someone
blindly trust you" the way a client has
to trust their lawyer, said Vidmar, a
third year student.
He added that while the pressures of
academic law classes and grades may
reduce the confidence of many
struggling students, "clinic is a way for
a person in that position to gain a lit-
Doily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
' STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES Director Jonathan Rose speaks to law students yesterday during a discussion on the
clinical law program.
Restless Swan, in conjunction with Ann Arbor Action Art, presents the
premiere of Three Lives, a trilogy by University graduate Nathan White, at
6 p.m. in Lorch Auditorium. Asmission is free and all are welcome.
Gargoyle-The Philadelohia Story, 100 Hutchins Hall, 7 & 9p.m.
Mediatries-Casablanca Nat. Sci. 7 & 9 p.m.
Alternative Action-Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, MLB 4, 7 p.m., ? Who's Afraid
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AAFC-The 16th International Tournee of Animation, Aud. A, Angell, 7 &
10:20p.m. & The Little Prince (and-friends), Aud. A, Angell, 8:40 p.m.
Cinema Guild-1900, Lorch Hall, 7 p.m.
Transportation Studies-Charles Bingham, "Transportation Policy of the
Reagan Administration," Henderson Rm., League, 2 p.m.
Wholistic Health Council-Margaret Blood, "Connecting through creative
dance," 602E. Huron, 7:30 p.m.
Anthropology Colliquium-Susan Rosales Nelson, "The Missionary and
the Anthropologist: some notes of field work in Bolivia," 2203 Angell Hall, 4
Astrofest 104-Jim Louden, "Beyond Saturn: A New Look at Comets" In-
terplanetary Space, Aud. 3, MLB, 7:30 n.m.
South and South Asian Studies - Jacqui Chagnon, "Postwar Laos: Cultural
& Social Changes since 1975," (slides), Commons Rm., Lorch Hall, noon;
Jacqui Chagnon, "Indochina Refugees: A View From the Inside," Commons
Rm., Lorch Hall, 4p.m.
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School of Music-Concert Band/Chamber Winds-Carl St. Clair, conduc-
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Dept. of Dance-Last Chance to See Us Dance, Senior dance concert, Dan-
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Eclipse-Sippie Wallace in concert, Mich. Union Ballroom, 8 p.m.
Solo Alliance-in concert at the Canterbury Loft, 332S. State St., 8 p.m.
Univ. Duplicate Bridge Club-Open game. Inexperienced players
welcome. League, 7:30 p.m.
A, Chinese Bible Class-Univ. Reformed Church, 7:30 p.m.
Women's Athletics-swimming, U-M vs. MSU, Matt Mann Pool, 4:30 p.m.
Guild House-Luncheon, a panel discussion, "Leftist Education Today,"
802 Monroe, noon.
Alpha Pi Mu-UM vs. OSU banner contest, Judging at U-Club, 4 p.m.
Res. College Players-"Clyde Evades the Draft & Serves the Public," E.
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Hillel - Oneg Shabbot speaker Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli author at 8 p.m.,
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CEW-Single Mothers' Support Group, 2nd floor of Huron National Valley
Bank Bldg., 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Recreational Sports-Int. Rec. Program, Intramural Bldg., featuring
open swim, 6-7 p.m., and slide show 7-8 p.m.
Economic and Social Outlook Program-29th Annual Conf. on the
Economic Outlook, Rackham Amphitheater, 9:15 a.m.
UAC-Ohio State Pep Rally & Torch to the Union, mudbowl at 7:45 p.m.
School of Metaphysics-Lecture, "U.F.O.'s: Fact or Fantasy?," 1029
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Community Newscenter - a book signing party featuring Georgs M.
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