Abbey Center Capstone Projects: Student Contributions to Family Law Practice

by: Susan Imam

Lisa Grumet, Janine Diljohn, Michael Cabasso, Sabine Rospide, Mallory McGee, Carlin Meyer

Lisa Grumet, Janine Diljohn, Michael Cabasso, Sabine Rospide, Mallory McGee, Carlin Meyer

On April 2nd, 2014 New York Law School held its sixth annual Faculty/Student Presentation Day. Among those presenting were four Abbey Center Associates who discussed their Capstone projects. Capstones are independent research projects that also serve a practical purpose, and generally are done in collaboration with a non-profit organization or government agency. The panel included Michael Cabasso (3L), Mallory McGee (2L), Janine Diljohn (4L), and Sabine Rospide (4L).

  • Michael Cabasso began the panel discussing community based programs for court-involved youth and proposed a guide for judges, attorneys, youth and others of the alternative services. Michael worked with the New York Center for Juvenile Justice.
  • Mallory McGee, who worked with the Queens County District Attorney’s office on Saturdays, presented on the Queens County District Attorney’s Office Weekend Intern program and introduced a guide for future interns.
  • Janine Diljohn discussed health care proxies and powers of attorney and how they both can be used by the ill and elderly. Janine worked with The Family Center.
  • Sabine Rospide concluded the panel by proposing a new divorce mediation clinic at NYLS which would allow students the opportunity, working under the supervision of an attorney, to assist a couple in negotiating the terms of their divorce and completing the paperwork. Sabine worked with the New York Legal Assistance Group. 

Congratulations to the presenters and thank you to everyone who attended the presentation.

 

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