Small investors get help from law school clinics

Students get experience, investors fight back.

, The National Law Journal

As investors endured another market meltdown this week, 14 law school clinics devoted to helping small investors with claims against their brokers are bracing for an expected onslaught of claims from small investors with big problems. The law schools have married the needs of small investors, whose losses are not big enough to make it feasible to hire lawyers, and law students, who gain hands-on experience in research, argument and legal writing on real cases that may range from $3,000 to $25,000 in losses.

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