January 30, 2007
Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center
The Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center is an in-house, real (as opposed to simulated)-client clinic which provides legal services to members of the community unable to afford legal counsel. In our Clinic, third-year students act as the primary legal counsel for our clients from start to finish. We currently offer year-long Civil Clinic, Community Development Clinic, Criminal Justice Clinic, Immigration Law Clinic, and Health Law Clinic. We also offer a semester-long Intellectual Property Entrepreneurial Clinic. Nearly one third of all third year students complete a clinic course. Under Faculty guidance, students handle a broad range of legal matters: family law (including divorce, dissolution and support), consumer matters (such as deceptive sales practices, debt collection), elder and disability law (encompassing social security, public benefits, and HIV/AIDS), estate planning and probate (wills and advanced health care directives), not-for-profit incorporation and advising, and criminal misdemeanors (such as DUI, petty theft, and domestic violence). Simultaneously, through work in the Clinic, students actualize their responsibility to ensure access to justice for those unrepresented or underrepresented in our community.
Judith Lipton, Co-Director, Law Clinic