Friday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
THE PAST AND FUTURE OF EXTERNSHIPS – ROOM LB 237
Cynthia Batt, Stetson University College of Law
Christine Cerniglia Brown, Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans
Harriet Katz, Rutgers School of Law
In this session, a panel of “older” and “newer” externship faculty will explore the past and the future of externships. Over the last two decades, externship faculty embraced the distinct features of externship pedagogy, including shared supervision, real practice, and the teaching of legal practice with the intentional integration of theory, skills, and professional values. Recently, Building on Best Practices articulated best practices for externships. ABA Standard 303(a)(3) raises questions of how externship, simulation, and clinic courses fit together, and are sequenced. Given our history and these recent developments, the panel will explore, 1) where externship scholars should focus their attention now and in the future, 2) what issues and subject matter are important to externship teachers today and tomorrow, and, 3) how learning outcomes connected to teaching practices and assessments. Session participants are encouraged to discuss these issues with the intent that participants develop their own agendas of issues.