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    05.19.15 Securities Arbitration Clinic Featured in The National Law Journal
    Securities Arbitration Clinic
    Photo credit: Alden Gewirtz

    The May 18 National Law Journal article, “Securities Arbitration Clinic Opens Students' Eyes,” highlighted Brooklyn Law School’s Securities Arbitration Clinic as one of a half-dozen innovative clinics across the nation.

    This spring, eight BLS students represented low-income clients in securities cases that are too small to entice most lawyers. The students met with clients, conducted research, and drafted memos, stipulations, and settlement agreements. They also met bi-weekly with partners and associates at Labaton Sucharow for question-and-answer sessions.

    Few law schools outside New York offer securities arbitration clinics, but this clinic is particularly unique in that it is a hybrid: overseen by the Law School but run primarily as a pro bono project by Labaton Sucharow partners and associates.

    "I think the experience of working with clients and working in a professional law firm environment has been very valuable,” said David Lichtstein ’15. “The goal of law school is to develop skills you can apply to practice, and I think that's the main purpose here. It's about critical thinking and analyzing issues."

    Read the full article.

    See also: Clinics Let Students Get Real