Friday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
EXTERNSHIPS IN THE LEGAL ACADEMY - THE DATA, ROOM LB 12
Robert Kuehn, Washington Univ. School of Law
This program presents an empirical look at externship courses and faculty based on the results of the 2013-14 Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education’s survey and data from ABA annual questionnaires submitted by all law schools. It will compare externships with law clinics and other courses and highlight differences between faculty teaching externship and those teaching law clinics and non-clinical courses. The program will then turn to an ongoing empirical study of the costs and value of clinical courses. It will discuss new
information on the costs of externships, a particularly important issue at a time when schools are looking for ways to reduce costs, and then provide data on the value of externship to students and schools. Audience members will be able to compare their school’s program to typical externship programs and to national trends.