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Danielle Sekerak

“As a student in the Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic, I worked alongside another law student and a student from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice to achieve favorable outcomes for youth clients. One of the most important lessons I learned was how to navigate roadblocks in real time. I think it is an underrated skill to be able to manage a case while it is unfolding rather than reading about it after-the-fact, as is the norm in our doctrinal classes. Because I was challenged to respond to and engage with the unpredictability of the legal profession as a student in the Clinic, I felt prepared to graduate from Penn Law and tackle issues like trauma, immigration, and insurance head-on.”