Ashley knew she wanted to work in a smaller firm with a more hands on practice when she began law school in 2006. She spent her summer representing the Child Support Enforcement Division after her 1L year and learning Social Security and Disability law in her 2L year. Given her interests, it was not surprising to see Ashley participate in the Elder Law Clinic during her 3L year.
The Elder Law Clinic, which is supported by The Wake Forest Fund for the School of Law, provides free legal assistance to moderate income seniors and serves as a resource center for lawyers and other professionals in Forsyth County. Through her experience with the clinic, Ashley has had the opportunity to impact the lives of elderly people who would not otherwise be able to afford legal help.
While classes expand viewpoints, it is through experiential learning programs like the Elder Law Clinic that students realize their skills and how they can use them to improve the community and live out the University’s Pro Humanitate motto.