Alumni Share How Clinical and Experiential Opportunities Shaped Their Career Paths
Judge Amy Pellman moderated a panel on “Legal Clinics and Experiential Courses: Helping to Prepare Tomorrow’s Lawyers” yesterday evening, presented by Southwestern’s Clinical Program. Alumni panelists (pictured, left to right) Maria Guiza-Palomares ’09, Robert Glassman ’09 Leah Cohen-Mays ’10 and Liza Davis ’12 discussed their own experiences in clinical and experiential programs during law school. Prompted by Judge Pellman, each panelist also shared the most helpful courses/programs for their individual paths, insight into how they obtained their jobs, the importance of networking and tips from an employer’s perspective.
As just one example of what was shared, Ms. Cohen-Mays – an attorney with the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles – explained how the chain of connections she made through her Southwestern network and the opportunities she had in law school eventually led to her current position with the CLC.