71 students are sworn in to practice law in clinical program

Clinic students are sworn in to practice law under Rule 19-217 of the Maryland Rules of Procedure.

Clinic students are sworn in to practice law under Rule 19-217 of the Maryland Rules of Procedure (previously Rule 16). Judge Shirley M. Watts administered the oath on Jan. 11.

Seventy-one clinic students were sworn in Wednesday morning (Jan. 11, 2017) by Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Shirley M. Watts.

Watts administered the oath in the Moot Courtroom. Under Rule 19-217 of the Maryland Rules of Procedure, student-attorneys are permitted to practice law under the supervision of experienced lawyers. (The student-attorney provision was previously known as Rule 16.)

Dean Ronald Weich and Venable Professor of Law Michele Gilman, the director of clinical legal education, also addressed the students.

The clinical program is made up of 13 clinics, including the new Pretrial Justice Clinic.

Learn more about the UB School of Law’s clinical program.

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