Posted: 2007-03-16 04:07:00
Steve Meili, Director of the University of Wisconsin Law School's Consumer Law Litigation Clinic, was profiled in a UW-Madison series of articles on "The Wisconsin Idea in Action" in March 2007 on the UW-Madison Web site.
The Clinic, part of the Law School's Economic Justice Institute, represents low-income clients in disputes ranging from scams to unfair debt collection to payday-loan abuses. Law students gain firsthand experience while having a significant impact on people's lives.
In the article, "Steve Meili: Clinic Offers Help, Hope to Low-Income Client," Meili tells an interviewer, "Students gain an awareness of the life situation of the clients. What might seem like a fairly simple legal problem is really much more complicated. It is important for students and lawyer to realize you can't compartmentalize people's problems into neat little boxes."
Student perspectives on the clinic and on Meili's contribution are included.
The article can be read in full at http://www.wisconsinidea.wisc.edu/profiles/Meili/.