For three days, during a record-cold Buffalo February, teams from more than a dozen law schools from across the United States gathered at the Erie County Courthouse for the 42nd annual Albert R. Mugel National Tax Law Competition.
The flight is long, the food is unfamiliar, the language can be tricky. But for four law students who spent the summer working abroad, the experience of an international legal internship will stay with them forever.
Thomas E. Black Jr. speaks to his classmates. “Give back to the school that made it possible for you to achieve your accomplished status. Lay the foundation that will give others the same opportunities.”
Law School practicum is putting students’ legal skills to use on behalf of an underserved group of clients: federal offenders who are completing their sentences and finding their way in life after prison.