Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Solange Hilfinger-Pardo ’17

The biggest thing that drew me to Yale was the intellectual community that it provides. I think that Yale is a place that’s interested not just in exploring what the law is today but how we got to where we are today and even what the law should be. That’s also facilitated by the amazing faculty that we have here, people who are eminent figures in their field but also absolutely willing and open to not just meeting with students but working with students and taking on projects with students. I think that experience, having immediate access to these professors, has been really wonderful.

I chose the mortgage foreclosure clinic because it’s a clinic that’s responding to something that’s happening right now. It was formed in the wake of the 2008 housing crisis. Connecticut is one of the most underwater states in terms of mortgages. So we’re actually providing assistance to people who really need it and we’re doing it real time and responding to something that needs to be happening now.

A student perspective on clinics