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We were way ahead of the curve, notes Frenkel. We got very well known for that innovation. And now, of course, its become a staple in most law school clinical programs.

The next step in its evolution will be the Transnational Clinic, for which Frenkel has high hopes. Frenkel developed the concept for this clinic in response to an unmistakable trend: more and more students are literally graduating into firms that handle international transactions. At the same time, public interest lawyers today are, in many cases, representing immigrants, diverse cultural groups, and human rights abuse victims.

Says Frenkel: I see this clinic as having an advocacy role. I see it as having a transactional component I see it as having potential legislative activities. Already, we have been contacted by courts seeking our involvement in asylum cases and by local legislators who want help in making Philadelphia more immigrant-friendly.
 
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