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American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

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Clinics provide an opportunity for students to engage in a very critical, reflective process about their role as lawyers representing clients and about their position within the legal profession as a whole. In some ways, it makes my job quite easy. It is such a natural outgrowth of all of the conversations that I am having with students, including those with disabilities, to think and talk with them about the areas that challenge them and to begin to explore that as they are taking on this practicing role. Additionally, it gives me the opportunity to talk with them about their strengths. One thing that I did not hear at all from the panel this morning is the recognition that there are incredible strengths that individuals with disabilities can bring to their practice and part of my job is to help people begin to recognize that. ...



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