According to the article:
The Pace Community Law Practice is set to open in September 2012, the school announced earlier this month, and will employ between five and seven recent Pace graduates. The new lawyers will offer low-cost legal assistance in areas including immigration, family and housing law while attending seminars on obtaining and billing clients, malpractice insurance and setting up a law office.
Jennifer Friedman, director of the Public Interest Law Center at Pace, who has been spearheading the project, called the initiative a “legal residency program,” similar to a medical residency, “providing intensive supervision and support” for the new attorneys.
Ms. Friedman said the economy, and the poor market for legal services jobs, played a role in the decision to start the project.
“The situation we all find ourselves in with the economy has created multiple serious problems and we feel like we, as a law school, had to find a way to proactively address the problems,” said Ms. Friedman, who cited “lack of legal services and challenges facing graduating law students in finding public interest legal work” as the two main, economy-driven problems.
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