Why KU Law? Hands-on learning

Jean Menager, L'14

CLINIC BOLSTERS RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS, INSTILLS CONFIDENCE
Jean Menager, L'14
"The Judicial Clinic was a fantastic experience because I was able to apply my lawyering skills in a real and meaningful setting, and it was very rewarding to see my work get officially filed and submitted to the parties."

When choosing a law school, Jean Menager wanted to ensure he found a place where he could get practical experience applying the skills he would learn in class. KU Law filled the bill with 13 clinics and externships and a national ranking for its volume of clinical opportunities.

Menager spent the summer of 2012 as a law clerk at the Shawnee County District Court through KU’s Judicial Clinic. He chose the clinic with two goals in mind.

“To bolster my research and writing skills and to get exposure to litigation,” he said. “While clerking, I gained some much-needed confidence, and I had fun doing it, too. Participating in a clinic will hopefully make me more marketable to potential employers once I graduate.”

As a clerk, Menager evaluated arguments and wrote memorandum decisions and orders for various district court judges.

“The Judicial Clinic was a fantastic experience because I was able to apply my lawyering skills in a real and meaningful setting, and it was very rewarding to see my work get officially filed and submitted to the parties,” he said. “I also had many opportunities to observe litigation, an area that interests me.”

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