ENCOURAGED NOT PROHIBITED: SHOULD ACADEMICALLY UNDERPERFORMING LAW STUDENTS BE ENCOURAGED – RATHER THAN PROHIBITED – FROM PARTICIPATING IN EXTERNSHIPS?

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Saturday, 8:45 – 10:15 am

ENCOURAGED NOT PROHIBITED: SHOULD ACADEMICALLY UNDERPERFORMING LAW STUDENTS BE ENCOURAGED – RATHER THAN PROHIBITED – FROM PARTICIPATING IN EXTERNSHIPS?, Room LB 208

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Katherine Norton, Duquesne University School of Law

Kirsha Weyandt Trychta, West Virginia College of Law

The session will explore why academically at risk students have historically been prohibited from participation in experiential learning and what this means in light of the new ABA Experiential Learning Requirements. The panel will discuss the results of their recent survey of law schools relating to at-risk students and experiential learning. The presenters will also explore how to design/administer a program available to academically underperforming students including what types of placements are best and how to coordinate with academic support to assure success for students.

 

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