We are once again co-counseling with the DU Civil Rights Clinic. The students’ first court appearance was last week. Since I was thoughtless enough to run off before we could take a proper courthouse-steps photo — or even a proper dinosaur photo — I thought I’d share some photos from our preparation.
Rachel and Ryan prepare for court in DU’s mock courtroom:
Amelia, who is not yet admitted as a student attorney, provides feedback & encouragement:
Prof. (“Judge”) Webb calls the court to order:
Prof. Fontana gets to play opposing counsel while a portrait of Dan Hoffman supervises the proceedings. May we all go forth blessed with his wisdom and eloquence!
We had a successful day in court Friday, though since it was only a status conference our victories were logistical. Rachel and Ryan did a great job, and we really love the opportunity to work with the Clinic’s excellent students and professors. For me, it’s like having all the fun of teaching law with none of the actual teaching skills!
More news on the case coming soon!
Update: Rachel supplied the official courthouse-steps photo. Looking sharp, guys!