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The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 9, 1981-Page 5
Law students give aid in clinic

By BETH ALLEN
When students in the University's Clinical Law
Program do their homework, it's not just practice. At
stalke are the lives of real people with real legal
*problems that aren't always described in the tex-
tbooks.
Last term, 21 second- and third-year law students
provided free legal assistance to indigent clients
through the program's general clinic. Under faculty
supervision, they handled nearly 150 cases ranging
from divorce settlements to Social Security benefits
disputes.
MOST LAW STUDENTS don't fight their first case
until after becoming lawyers, and even three years of
law school can leave a void in the student's education,
said Steve Pepe, director of the project. "Our goal is
to use these cases for training," he said.
Under the program, which includes the general
clinic, the Child Advocacy Clinic, the Tax Law Clinic
and Criminal Appelate Clinic, students can refine in-
terviewing, researching, and strategy planning
techniques.
In addition to case work, which can take anywhere
from 15 to 30 hours per week, students must attend
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weekly seminars to learn more about their specific
area.
Psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers
serve important functions in the program. In the
general clinic, psychiatrists review video-taped in-
terviews with students to point out how they can be
more effective and to warn them about how they
might be manipulating a client.
SOCIAL WORKERS in the Child Advocacy Clinic,
which deals with child custody or abuse cases, act as
intermediates between the child and the clinic. "The
students can learn how the legal profession fits in
with these other professions," said Don Duquette, co-
director of the Child Advocacy Clinic.
Students are very supportive of the program and
like the exposure to the clinical side of practicing law.
"You're faced with real life people and the book
doesn't always apply," said Portia Moore, a member
of the child clinic last term.
Third-year student Kay Gouwens said she felt her
experience in the general law clinic was valuable in
that it helped her to make the decision whether or not
she wanted to go into one of the areas of law involving

petrified of litigation," she said, and some practical
experience helped lessen her fears.
THE CASES THE general clinic students take on
are referred to them either through the Washtenaw
County Legal Aid Service or through court and
private referrals. "The types of legal problems that
you deal with aren't the most challenging, but that's
the nature of the beast," said student Mark Taylor of
his caseload.
Child advocacy clinic student Skip Rose found that
the program presented challenges other than the
simple nature of the cases. He found himself dealing
with a few "highly belligerent" and difficult advisory
attorneys. "It's frustrating to think they can throw
the court off," he said.
Although few will argue that a term of clinical law
is not beneficial, the program's instructors worry
that some members of the faculty may discourage
students from taking the course.
TRADITIONALLY, lawyers receive their legal ex-
perience after joining a legal firm. According to Roy
Danial, an advisor with the general legal clinic, many
academic professors feel that the students "didn't

litigation. "I took clinic
W, Poland (AP)-Poland's
dependent union yesterday
a five-day workweek and
chapters instructed mem-
home Saturday, raising the
a nationwide union gover-
rontation.
es now work a six-day, 46-
of five eight-hour days and a
our day.
GH THE NATIONAL union
Solidarity vowed during a
n Gdansk to defend its
r free Saturdays, it stopped
threatening a nationwide
action was taken despite the
t's claim that a 40-hour work
d further cripple the nation's

largely because I was

need it before;

why do theypeed it now?"

Solidarity's determination to gain
free Saturdays was the first major
threat to the .relative calm that has
prevailed in Poland since lasttDecem-
ber, when Soviet and Soviet-bloc troops
massed, on Poland's borders, raising
fears of military intervention.
Western and Czechoslovak sources
said, however, that military activity
along Czechoslovakia's border with
Poland has decreased.
THE ACTION BY Solidarity, which
claims to represent some 10 million
workers, rejects outright a government
plan to phase in reduced working hours.
That promise was made last summer,
along with an agreement to allow the
creation of independent trade unions,
as measures to end a series of nation-
wide strikes.,

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