Learning by doing in full-time legal residencies

“转化”指的是“将理论转化为实践”,这只是学生们在实践实习中描述他们的任务和责任的一种方式.

Even more important for these students? Bearing witness to how the law can change lives and shape society.

In a mandatory curriculum unique to American legal education, 银河游戏app法学院的二年级学生每年都在全国各地工作,学习法律是如何在法庭上实践和应用的, 私营企业, government agencies, 非营利组织, corporations and other law offices.

Students have worked for federal and state judges. Law firms large and small. Prosecutors and public defenders. 美国.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Legal Aid of North Carolina. The Transformative Justice Coalition. The Southern Environmental Law Center. 和许多更多.

与伊隆法学院的一名教员合作,后者帮助他们确定个人学习成果, 学生们花了10周时间与律师和法官在一起,他们帮助他们更好地理解职业成功所需的专业精神和知识. Interests in specific areas of law drive the placement process, enabling students to develop specialized knowledge and skills, while building credentials and networks that support their career goals.

“银河游戏app的实习为学生提供了实践的机会,有经验和智慧的导师乐于帮助银河游戏app培养下一代法律领袖,” said 伦的法律 Dean Luke Bierman. “银河游戏app知道,对于那些边做边学的学生来说,银河游戏app的课程让法学院再次振奋人心. They’re drafting briefs. They’re conducting client interviews. They’re appearing before judges on behalf of clients. They’re doing what lawyers do every day.

最精彩的部分? 银河游戏app的学生告诉银河游戏app,他们是如何体验法律的力量,通过解决影响真实人的真实问题来产生真正的影响. Our residencies have empowered and energized them beyond their expectations.”

阅读一些伊隆法学院的学生对他们的实习经历的看法,以及这些经历如何为他们的法律职业生涯的开始做准备.


理查德•威廉姆斯

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住所:北卡罗莱纳州最高法院时任首席大法官马克·马丁的办公室
Raleigh, North Carolina

“在最高法院的工作让我对北卡罗来纳州上诉法院的运作方式有了深入的了解,并让我亲眼看到了最高法院门后发生的事情. Each day teaches me more of how to think like a judge, how to speak like a judge, and how to act like a judge. 这个实习项目把银河游戏app在课本上读到的一切都变成了现实生活的场景,让学生们在测试他们的法律知识的同时获得宝贵的实践经验.”


Tidwell Alishia

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Residency: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Charlotte, North Carolina

“我的上司,女士. 梅耶斯, 在她所做的事情上非常专业和熟练,所以我学到了很多关于什么是好的实践,以及如何把自己作为一个好律师. She has taught me the importance of attention to detail, 做好准备, 了解你的情况, and even some organization tips. 没有我的实习经历,我将无法理解我所学知识的实用性. I have had civil procedure, employment, and constitutional law issues come up. 我能够把我从课堂上学到的知识应用到实践中,把它变成一种技能,而不仅仅是知识.”


海伦Tsiolkas创作

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Residency: The Carroll Companies
Greensboro, North Carolina

“在内部环境中工作让我有机会看到一家大公司的不同部门是如何为了一个共同的目标而合作的. 我之前所有的工作经验都是在传统的律师事务所环境中, focusing on one client and their needs. I now work for a company, as opposed to an individual client, 但有机会接触到无数的法律领域为任何给定的项目. I don’t have the luxury of working on one assignment at a time, 所以我学会了如何更有效地管理多个时间敏感的项目,并据此对它们进行优先排序.”


丽贝卡·安德森

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Residency: Southern Environmental Law Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“这段经历增强了我对环境法领域的承诺, particularly in North Carolina, 因为我已经认识到,对那些负责制定和执行银河游戏app的环境法的官员施加更高标准的重要性,以确保保护受这些法律影响的敏感个人和社区. 我学会了如何面试客户成员,而面试技巧在任何实践领域都很重要, it is particularly important in environmental law. 我不认为一个典型的课堂环境能让我为面试做好准备,就像我自己为一个实际案例进行面试一样.”


杰里米Boissy

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Residency: Chambers of Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby
锡拉丘兹,纽约

“My residency has allowed me to turn theory into application. Instead of just reading about judicial decision-making and procedural history, I get to participate in it. 我有机会观察和分析这些决定对个人和家庭的现实影响. Not only am I better equipped to critically analyze issues and arguments, 实习也让我更好地分析了自己的优势和劣势,并在准备课程和律师资格考试时更好地利用了这些优势.”


梅丽莎·萨姆纳

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Residency: Guilford County Public Defender’s Office
Greensboro, North Carolina

“I have been struck several times by the human aspect of practicing law. 你的客户通常面临的决定会影响他们的余生, and they need guidance. 这是非常个人化的,因为你正在分享他或她的生活故事中令人痛苦的细节. 我感到很荣幸能在那里,那里有我在课堂上永远学不到的课程. And my approach to classes now has a different perspective. I am no longer studying to outperform the person sitting next to me. I am studying to prepare myself for a career out in the world.”


对伦法

因其创新的法学教育方式,曾两度获得法学预科杂志的认可, 伊隆法学院是从事和体验式学习法律的卓越学校. 其2.五年的课程强调在实践中学习,通过更好的准备,使学生在快速发展的法律职业中脱颖而出, stronger professional partnerships, and exceptional value unlike any other American law school.

Highlights of 伦的法律’s program:

  • 第一所也是唯一一所保证所有学生从全日制中受益的法学院, course-connected residencies in the practice of law
  • Experiential learning integrated throughout the curriculum, 学生通过实践课程获得的学分比其他任何法学院都多
  • 这是一门为所有学生提供的入门课程,旨在培养学生在法学院和法律职业中取得成功所必需的技能, including legal analysis, writing and professionalism
  • 7个月的学习计划,学生在12月完成学业, 允许他们参加2月份的律师考试,并在春天开始法律实践, six months before peers at other schools
  • 学费比私立法学院的平均水平低20%,并保证不会增加, plus substantial scholarship and fellowship opportunities