By Kate Galbraith (JD ’14)
The Center for Public Interest Law hosted three new skills series in 2013-2014, building on the success of last year’s program. Each series gives students the opportunity to learn about different areas of public interest law while gaining practical and transferable legal skills. The topics selected for this year’s series were based on the interest of past student participants.
The program started in September with the Public Benefits Skills Series, taught by alumna and Adjunct Professor Mary Rita Luecke. This series focused on applying for Social Security and gave students a comprehensive understanding of the steps involved in securing SSI or SSDI for a client. Students attending the series reported that it offered a practical approach to introducing the topic and that they felt better prepared for an internship in this area of law.