CREATING AND DIRECTING A HYBRID EXTERNSHIP CLINIC: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGAGING MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES WITH VETERANS’ LEGAL ISSUES

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Saturday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

CREATING AND DIRECTING A HYBRID EXTERNSHIP CLINIC: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGAGING MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES WITH VETERANS’ LEGAL ISSUES, LB 208

PRESENTATION

Ann Vessels, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Law schools are offering a greater array of experiential education, but resources for experiential education often remain scarce. Thus it is important to consider new ways to deliver experiential education, and particularly live client experiences. This presentation will explore creating and directing a hybrid externship clinic. The presentation will focus on the Veterans Advocacy Project (VAP) at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. But it will be applicable to all types of hybrid externship clinics. The presentation will discuss the strategic issues in using the externship model as opposed to the traditional clinic model, and will explore the benefits and challenges of the structure. The session will focus on engaging multiple communities and stakeholders outside of the law school. Finally, it will discuss both successes and challenges after one semester, with a particular focus on the sustainability of this model. 

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