Seeking Practical Experience? Step Right Up!
Loyola’s Clinics, Concentrations, and Experiential Learning Fair was held on Monday, Sept. 9 on the Esplanade from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. It offered students the chance to learn more about the wide array of practical-training opportunities at the Law School. Faculty advisors for many programs were on hand to discuss their offerings.
The fair included representatives from a range of programs, including Loyola’s subject-matter Concentrations, range of clinics, Courses of Study, Semester-in-Practice and more. Clinics represented included the Center for Juvenile Law & Policy, the Project for the Innocent and the Home Base Immigration Clinic. Important information was available on applying for clinics for spring and fall 2014, dates for team competitions and prerequisites for participating in all the programs. Many tables were staffed by the faculty members overseeing their respective programs.
"The fair gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with faculty teaching or administrating the clinic, Concentration or program," said Jean Boylan, associate dean of clinical programs and experiential learning. "Students can begin to plan their upper-division skills training at Loyola."
Gary Craig, director of Loyola's subject-matter Concentrations, added: "During the fair, professors, program directors, staff attorneys and current students who are already participating in these opportunities provided students with information and answered student questions about topics such as prerequisites, registration and training for the various clinics, Concentrations and other experiential learning options offered by the Law School."