Interprofessional Center

for Counseling & Legal Services

The Power of Pardon: Law Students Advocate for the Incarcerated.

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One of the real strengths of St. Thomas’ law school is our clinical program, which gives our students not only real-life experience but also a skill set they will use in practice. One crucial skill for attorneys, for example, is developing the narrative of a client’s experience, and it is that ability which lies at the heart of our new clinic on federal commutation. In the clinic, we appeal to the president to shorten the sentences of our clients by telling their stories through a formal petition.

Read more: The Power of Pardon: Law Students Advocate for the Incarcerated.

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