Clinic Student Spotlight: Emily Bernstein '24

Loyola Law School quickly stood out from the pack with its access to extraordinary opportunities through the Loyola Social Justice Clinic. "When I was asking questions, I never felt like I was just a statistic or a number to them," Emily Bernstein '24 says. "They were really interested in me and what I wanted."
Currently in her third year of the J.D. program, Berstein has already worked with Loyola's Genocide Justice Clinic to assist survivors of the Holocaust seeking reparations, developed a brief and authored a memo articulating a substantive law to an international tribunal for a Ukrainian case in the European Court of Human Rights, and is now working in an internship at the Department of Justice. "I am not only getting client-face real-life experience, but I am learning by doing. Other law schools have clinics, yes, but there's not as much focus on them. The professors and attorneys that run our clinics trust our students, and the attorneys supervising us trust us to do a lot of the work on our own and only redirect us when we get off track...I can write about the law, sure, but I know how to practice the law because my professors have taught me, and that's a huge difference."