Susan Cole, director of Education Law Clinic of the Trauma Learning Policy Initiative, is quoted in a two-part series in Huffington Post about trauma-sensitive schools and district-wide support systems for traumatized students:
“[A school-wide strategy] enables children to feel academically, socially, emotionally and physically safe wherever they go in the school. And when children feel safe, they can calm down and learn.”
“There is much work ahead at the policy level. Helping educators understand that trauma is playing a key role in many of the problems they are seeing at school is going to require a movement.”
The 2012-2013 Green New York clinic is now accepting applications! This clinical program works in conjunction with the New York City Law Department to address the legal problems that New York City confronts in undertaking the efforts of PlaNYC. PlaNYC is an ambitious urban agenda that involves a major focus on environmental issues, ranging from reducing the city’s impact on climate change to dealing with waterways and brownfields. Students work under the supervision of New York City Law Department attorneys to conduct legal research and draft memos.
The clinical program consists of a Fall seminar (2 credits) and Spring clinic (2 credits). See the course catalog for more details. Admission is with the permission of the instructor.
To apply, email Professor David Barron ( dbarron at law.harvard.edu) and describe your interest in the program and any relevant academic or professional experience. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Today’s “Snapshot” is courtesy of Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) Project Archivist Molly Frazier.
The more we dig through once-forgotten boxes, the more we see PLAP’s long-standing appreciation for office humor and creative flair. Check out these colorful 4×6 note cards displaying PLAP “Quotes of the Day”. Originally penned in the mid-1980s to add a little color to the office, these student-created quotes spark controversy and poke fun at the prison system, the legal profession, and other hot topics. We’ve selected a smattering of some of our favorites. Let us know what you think, or, if you’re so inclined, keep the tradition alive and share your own!