INTEGRATING EXTERNSHIPS WITH CLINICS, LEGAL WRITING AND OTHER EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: TEACHING SKILLS FOR TRANSFER ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

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Saturday, 8:45 – 10:15 am

INTEGRATING EXTERNSHIPS WITH CLINICS, LEGAL WRITING AND OTHER EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: TEACHING SKILLS FOR TRANSFER ACROSS THE CURRICULUM, ROOM LB 11

PRESENTATION

Mary Bowman, Seattle University School of Law

Lisa Brodoff, Seattle University School of Law

Gillian Dutton, Seattle University School of Law

Seattle University Law School recently embarked upon a project to identify core skills and develop a set of exercises that will progressively build on experiences from the first-year required courses to the second and third year experiential offerings in clinics and externships. Faculty from clinics, externships, legal writing, and first year intro-to-practice courses, along with doctrinal faculty, law librarians, and faculty and staff from the Academic Resource Center and Access to Justice Institute came together to tackle this challenge. The panel will discuss how they did it, the successes and challenges that came from their retreat and follow-up meeting, and how they are moving away from isolation, through collaboration, to integration. Attendees will participate in an interactive session designed to help them increase integration and the teaching of skills for transfer in their own programs and schools.

 

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