Event Title

A Fresh Look at Hybrids: Externship or Clinic or Something Else Entirely

Location

Hirsch Hall, Room C

Start Date

10-3-2018 10:15 AM

End Date

10-3-2018 11:30 AM

Description

Barry, Dubin, and Joy defined a hybrid:

"In the hybrid in-house/externship program, a law school creates a partnership with a legal provider, such as a civil legal services office or public defender office, and the students enrolled in the clinic are supervised by both a full-time clinician and lawyers from the outside office."

"Building on Best Practices" describes an additional hybrid -- the "practitioner-supervised and practitioner-taught community partnership."

Then there are “hybrid hybrids” where some projects are kept in-house; others are external.

This session will explore ways to determine which format is best for certain student placements and how to meet the ABA Standards with different placements. How can we take advantage of exposure to external law office culture while enhancing and maintaining the benefits of in-house faculty and classrooms? What might work better? What needs to be tweaked? What needs to be discarded?

In particular, we will explore how to: 1. Help students get the most out of a hybrid's binary supervision. 2. Re-create the positive group dynamic of an in-house clinic when supervision is diverse. 3. Improve the law college relationship with outside entities and lawyers -- creating true learning partnerships 4. Better connect the classroom with the field work and the field work with the classroom 5. Manage confidentiality, conflicts and other ethical issues.

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Mar 10th, 10:15 AM Mar 10th, 11:30 AM

A Fresh Look at Hybrids: Externship or Clinic or Something Else Entirely

Hirsch Hall, Room C

Barry, Dubin, and Joy defined a hybrid:

"In the hybrid in-house/externship program, a law school creates a partnership with a legal provider, such as a civil legal services office or public defender office, and the students enrolled in the clinic are supervised by both a full-time clinician and lawyers from the outside office."

"Building on Best Practices" describes an additional hybrid -- the "practitioner-supervised and practitioner-taught community partnership."

Then there are “hybrid hybrids” where some projects are kept in-house; others are external.

This session will explore ways to determine which format is best for certain student placements and how to meet the ABA Standards with different placements. How can we take advantage of exposure to external law office culture while enhancing and maintaining the benefits of in-house faculty and classrooms? What might work better? What needs to be tweaked? What needs to be discarded?

In particular, we will explore how to: 1. Help students get the most out of a hybrid's binary supervision. 2. Re-create the positive group dynamic of an in-house clinic when supervision is diverse. 3. Improve the law college relationship with outside entities and lawyers -- creating true learning partnerships 4. Better connect the classroom with the field work and the field work with the classroom 5. Manage confidentiality, conflicts and other ethical issues.