Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sam Thypin-Bermeo ’15

I decided to apply to law school generally because I wanted to read and write in a socially relevant way. And I knew that Yale Law School would allow me to do that for two reasons. The first is the superior clinical education. I knew that it would allow me to do that in a really practical way. The second is the law school’s preeminence as a seat of legal scholarship. So I knew that if I wanted to read and write in a socially relevant way from the academic perspective, that this would be a really wonderful place to do that.

To answer the question of how I’ve been involved in clinics at Yale Law School, the short answer is “intensely.” I spent a lot of my time in the clinics building and the clinics world, primarily in the Workers Immigrants Rights Advocacy Clinic. In that clinic, I’ve participated in a number of different ways. I’ve participated in litigation cases, both in front of the district court of Connecticut and the Second Circuit. And then I’ve also participated in policy advocacy projects in front of the City of New Haven and also the Connecticut General Assembly.

A student perspective on clinics