Reflection on Civil Clinic Experience

The following reflection was written by a Civil Clinic intern: After I turned in the memo, I was surprised by how the supervising attorney’s positive feedback affected my self-esteem. In law school you are taught to go to class and take one test in which you hope that you regurgitated all of the case law correctly. Soon after I’ll receive a grade that I’m usually disappointed in, and never receive any constructive criticism to improve my performance. Since I was accustomed to that reality, I was surprised and thrilled when my supervising attorney appreciated all of my hard work and used my memo in court.