Of law clinics and legislatures
Unfortunate situation with law clinic and legislature at U. Maryland. Just as the legislative hassling of the clinic seems to abate, another element of the controversy rears its ugly head.
It is important, IMHO, for all those in the law school world who support clinical education and the good works they do, is to stand in solidarity with our colleagues at Maryland. More generally, legal educators need to do better at communicating why these clinical programs further important public values — even where such clinics get cross ways with individuals and institutions in and around the legislature.