Each Clinical Instructor at the Legal Services Center supervises from 4-8 students each semester and each student at the Legal Services Center is directly supervised in their clinical work by an experienced practitioner/supervisor. The supervisor frequently serves as a mentor to the students, both in their clinical work and in their legal profession.
Few other places at the Law School allow a student such frequent, close contact with a supervising legal practitioner. Each supervisor is dedicated not only to doing the best job possible for their client but in nurturing the legal careers and abilities of law students. A close collaborative working relationship usually develops as the student and supervisor jointly perform the legal work needed to represent their client.
As a result of this close contact, students can see firsthand how a dedicated experienced practitioner works on a day to day basis and can use these observations to guide their own careers and development in the legal profession.