Final thoughts as my summer at the LRC and in Cape Town ends.
Legal Resources Centre
Cape Town, South Africa
A Hamilton reference seemed fitting as I prepare one last time for my week ahead in Cape Town. Can someone teach me how to say goodbye?
If you've been following along, you know the journey has been marked by plenty of Ls. This week, though, maybe things are starting to turn around?
A pause from the day-to-day work to commemorate World Refugee Day.
I finally get to see what happens after the researching, the memos, the affidavits: a hearing in front of the Refugee Appeal Board.
At this point, we have gone to enough presentations and talks where the established, successful lawyer starts off with telling a story about an embarrassing rookie mistake made at the start of his or her career. Sometimes I would wonder what mine would be. This week, I found out.
Well, let's just say week three was an exercise of practice makes perfect as I took all my observations from last week and threw them out the window. Better luck next week?
This is the true story of Mechelle finding out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.
Hello from Cape Town! My first week in South Africa, and at Legal Resources Centre, was full of research, espresso, and food. Read all about it: