One of Fisher's ideas that Levin found especially interesting was the creation of an incubator program. The school would create "a law firm-type setting" to provide a means for recent graduates to launch public service-oriented practices.
Last year, the UConn faculty voted to require every graduating student to complete at least one course that offers real-world experience, such as an internship or a school legal clinic.
"I heartily endorse that change," Fisher said. He added: "I want to make sure that our internships and externships in particular are carried out to the same level of intellectual rigor as our doctrinal courses.
"And that we use those vehicles not just to train law students in the practice skills they'll need after graduation, but also to understand what it means to be a professional. And by that I mean a grasp of the balance of responsibilities between the individual attorney and her client, the courts, opposing counsel and society as a whole."