Two students from the University of York Law School, in England, are spending three weeks interning with the FIU Law Clinical Program. For the duration of their stay the interns will be hosted by Natalie Castellanos, Assistant Director of the Health Law & Policy Clinic and Peggy Maisel, Director of the Clinical Programs. The students will work alongside the faculty and staff to see how the law clinics work.
Malin Irgens,an LL.B. student at York Law, says she was excited about coming to FIU to see how the American and English legal systems differ. “I am interested in International Law and Human Rights and coming to work at the Law Clinic at FIU is a great opportunity for me to learn more about the different legal systems and how to put knowledge into practice. A vital part for me in deciding to study law was seeing how I could use my study to make a difference for people and coming to FIU has further opened my eyes to the opportunities to do this. My experiences here are definitely something I will bring back to my last year of Law School and help me in deciding what direction I will continue in after ending my three years of LL.B”.
Adam Shagaya will arrive in September and says he is already very much looking forward to coming to Miami. “The opportunity to provide legal assistance to people in need attracted me to the FIU internship program. I hope to play an active part in the provision of information and gain a thorough understanding of how the legal system works in America. Additionally the city of Miami played a major part in my decision to come and I hope to enjoy the dynamic culture of the city”.