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    10.19.12 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Profiles Professor Lisa Smith and the BLS Prosecutor’s Clinic
    Lisa Smith

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently profiled Professor Lisa Smith and the Law School’s Prosecutor’s Clinic for its pioneering work. Professor Smith spoke about how students learn in a clinical setting and described how the clinic is focusing on community prosecution, specifically in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park. She said, “I want [students] as new lawyers to not only understand the law but rather to understand why they are doing what they are doing and who they are doing it for. I want them to ask: `how do my actions as a lawyer affect this community?’ I hope that when they look at a case file, they see more than just a set of papers. I want the file to come to life.”

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