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David Pennant

“My semester with the Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic gave me the opportunity to implement some of the many concepts I learned throughout law school and reaffirmed the importance of being a competent and compassionate attorney. Learning the required legal framework is an important academic exercise but working on a matter for a real client with real ramifications reminded me of the reason I decided to attend law school. Through this experience, I have learned how to foster an effective working relationship with my clinic partner, diligently working together to achieve a favorable outcome for our client. Starting the semester with a court date on the docket allowed us to methodically develop a timeline and kept us on task. Further, the opportunity to manage my own case, administratively and substantively, has taught me to better manage my time by prioritizing tasks and being flexible while also staying organized. Overall, this experience has provided me with clarity about the type of pro bono work I would like to dedicate my time to as a practicing attorney.”