Saturday, 8:45 – 10:15 am
TO SITE VISIT OR NOT TO SITE VISIT? THAT IS THE QUESTION, Room LB 60
D’lorah Hughes, Wayne State University Law School
Ashley Lowe, Wayne State University Law School
Beth G. Schwartz, Fordham University School of Law
Recent changes in the ABA Standards have moved from requiring on-site visits for certain field placements to “regular contact” between schools and site supervisors, but the Standards offer little guidance on the term "regular contact." This session will create a forum for ideas about what ought to satisfy the requirement. We will consider, specifically, whether regular site visits are a "best practice." We will also discuss the impact of pedagogical goals, resource allocation, and budgets, on this decision. Lastly, we will explore whether the shift in direction of the ABA Standards is a move forward or backward for field placements.