Students are asked to prepare two 3-5 page reflection papers to submit to the Faculty Coordinator: one after the Public Interest Law Panel and another after the Debriefing session. Both papers should be submitted through Concourse at https://concourse.nd.edu/webct/urw/tp0.lc5116011/cobaltMainFrame.dowebct
Public Interest Law paper:
Before the Public Interest Law session, please read the following materials accessible through the Readings folder on the Concourse page: Alumni Working in Public Interest, Reflections of Public Interest Lawyers, The Great Firm Escape, and The Lawyer’s Duty of Public Service. After the session, write a 3-5 page reflection addressing the following questions in light of the readings, panel presentations, and discussion:
1) What were your impressions of public interest law before today’s session?
2) What surprised you? struck you? about the readings and panel presentations?
What did you learn?
3) Do you have any preliminary thoughts about where public interest law might fit into your legal career?
4) What areas of public interest law are you interested in exploring through GALILEE?
Before the immersion over break, students should complete the readings on the Concourse page. The second paper should reflect the entire GALILEE experience, including the city visit, any insights gained during the planning process, and at least some portion of the assigned readings. The paper should not be merely a “travelogue” reciting what students did during their immersions. Students are asked to reflect on three questions:
1) How did your GALILEE experience affect your understanding of poverty and other social issues?
2) How did your GALILEE experience affect your view of public interest law, public interest lawyers, and their role in addressing those issues?
3) How did your experience affect your thinking about your own legal career?