MEETING WITH A PURPOSE: MAKING THE MOST OUT OF STUDENT-FACULTY SUPERVISOR MEETINGS

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Sunday, 10:15 – 11:45 am

MEETING WITH A PURPOSE: MAKING THE MOST OUT OF STUDENT-FACULTY SUPERVISOR MEETINGS, Room LB 12

Mary Perry, Washington University School of Law

Kendall Kerew, Georgia State University College of Law

Externship professors meet with externship students for different reasons and in different situations: an initial placement meeting, a one-on-one meeting, a small group meeting, or an exit interview. This session will look at the best practices in these various contexts and what a professor should look at in determining how to handle a meeting with a particular student or group of students. Professors must balance guiding the student, taking the lead when appropriate, and the range of different needs between different students. The session will combine personal experience, data, and additional academic resources to assess the decision on how to handle a particular type of meeting: the meeting’s frequency, purpose, and length; the role of the professor in the meeting; and the challenges the professor might anticipate. We mean to highlight the thought and decision making that should go into these meetings, given the impact they can have on the student.

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