Friday, 10:45 – 12:15 pm
THE MINDFUL SUPERVISOR: WORKING WITH OUR SUPERVISING ATTORNEYS TO ENSURE A HIGH-QUALITY EXPERIENCE, Room LB 11
Laurie Barron, Roger Williams University School of Law
Sunil Ramalingam, University of Idaho College of Law
Amy Sankaran, University of Michigan Law School
Sue Schechter, UC Berkeley School of Law
This session will focus on the ways in which externship faculty specifically and intentionally engage field supervisors in the educational mission of the externship. The presenters direct externship programs and each has a different perspective on investing in their relationships with field supervisors. The presenters will specifically discuss engaging with supervisors at four separate stages, 1) the screening, vetting and approval process, 2) preparing for a student’s arrival, 3) during the externship, and 4) after the externship. The session will be an interactive one that encourages participants to examine practices critically, engage in dialogue about the pros and cons of various approaches and explore new ideas about the most effective ways to ensure that field supervisors are working effectively with students in a reflective and mindful manner.