Along with being a student clinic intern, 2L Margo Shipley is also an extern at Domestic Violence Intervention Services. In this Q&A, she shares her experience and what she has learned.
How did you benefit from your externship, including the practical legal setting, course component and/or program overall?
Through my externship at DVIS, I gained knowledge and experience in the field of family law, particularly with regard to working with domestic violence victims.
2L Kimberly Fink gives an overview of Water Week 2013 and highlights some of the topics discussed.
Water Week 2013, hosted by TU Law’s SERL program, REELS, and the Energy Law Journal, proved to be another success. TU students and faculty and legal practitioners were enlightened by four experts in water law speaking from very diverse perspectives.
Professor Tamara Piety continues the conversation about the recent Hobby Lobby case in her new blog post featured in The Faculty Lounge.
That the old saying that a corporation has “no body to kick, no soul to damn” may have to be revised. While it still has no body to kick (or, for that matter, to send to jail - BP pleads guilty to manslaughter), recent lawsuits filed on behalf of corporations challenge the ACA on the grounds that its mandatory coverage for contraception and some other post-intercourse medications intended to prevent pregnancy, violates the plaintiffs’ rights to free exercise of their religion under the First Amendment and is in conflict with RFRA (The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 42 U.S.C. sec. 2000bb et seq.) So perhaps a corporation has a “soul” after all, or at least a religion it wants to exercise. Hobby Lobby is only one of several of these cases.
3L Caitlyn Twyman talks about her experiences that led to an interest in immigration law and her recent acceptance to the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program as a judicial law clerk for the Dallas Immigration Court.
My journey to law school was not one that started when I was eight years old. I was never the girl who stood up on Career Day as a kid and proudly proclaimed that one day I would be an attorney.