Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law’s Alona Cortese Elder Law Center was featured in The Orange County Register on Monday, November 16, in an article entitled “Chapman’s Alona Cortese Elder Law Center provides free legal services to seniors.”
The Center takes on issues involving elder abuse, health care, government benefits and senior housing, among others. So far in 2015, clinic director Professor Kurt Eggert and his students have taken on about 160 cases. Between eight to 12 students per semester participate in the clinic through a three-unit course, handling real-world cases that put their classroom knowledge to use. Students are certified to perform the roles of an attorney under the close supervision of Fowler School of Law professors, including Eggert.
“‘When you’re in your first and your second year, you don’t have much opportunity to apply what you’re learning to an actual job,’ said Susie Grigoryan, in her first semester with the center. ‘The clinic reminded me why I went into law – having that one-on-one client interaction. Each client is so different, it really brings perspective and you realize that you’re actually helping someone.’” — The Orange County Register
Learn more about Fowler School of Law clinics.