RISING TO THE CHALLENGE: INSPIRING REFLECTION IN SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS

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Sunday, 10:15 – 11:45 am

RISING TO THE CHALLENGE: INSPIRING REFLECTION IN SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS, Room LB 208

Sarah Shalf, Emory University School of Law

Jessica Tillipman, The George Washington University Law School

Changes in the job market and an increased emphasis on experiential learning have led many schools to add or enlarge summer externship programs. But student expectations and engagement when working in the field during the summer, in the absence of other coursework, are very different than during the traditional school year. Two externship directors with very different programs—large v. small, remote-only v. local & remote, new v. long-standing—will discuss and brainstorm how to design their summer programs to ensure student engagement and reflection during summer externships. Topics will include screening students to ensure student engagement, use of technology to engage with remotely, and teaching methods and styles that best engage summer students.

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