Law school clinic is interdisciplinary
Monday, October 17, 2011
By Brooke McDonald, The Legal Intelligencer
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Students involved in the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship program at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law have discovered this challenge in one of their ongoing pilot programs: They’ve designed a system for impoverished Kenyan citizens living in remote communities to bypass the typical two-day walk to a doctor by sending a patient’s medical records and vitals to the doctor in less than 20 minutes.
Called Mashavu, the system is simple enough — but there’s just one issue. There are legal questions concerning nurses communicating with patients from province to province.
Designed as an interdisciplinary collaboration between Penn State’s law school, its College of Engineering and Smeal College of Business, the clinic promises experiential learning through work with real humanitarian projects as part of a team for law students seeking international experience, said Jeff Erickson, professor at Penn State and the clinic’s director.
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