Event Title

Class Component in the Age of the New ABA Standards

Location

Hirsch Hall, Room B

Start Date

10-3-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

10-3-2018 4:15 PM

Description

In August 2017, the ABA implemented new rules governing field placements. The new requirements envision that all placements will include some type of faculty-lead instructional component. In response, a number of law schools are now creating comprehensive classroom components for the first time for both high and low credit field placements. Offering these courses requires an innovative approach to teaching, including online class sessions, separate course offerings for different placement areas and disciplines, and advanced courses for repeat "offenders." Many of these courses should include topics such as the elimination of bias, workplace diversity, work-life balance, and professionalism. This presentation will focus on how the change in the ABA rules related to the instructional component affects the externship community and offer various innovative ways to satisfy the new rules. The presentation will include information about the eight GLACE law schools approach to the instructional component and data from a survey of law schools about various approaches used around the country.

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Mar 10th, 3:00 PM Mar 10th, 4:15 PM

Class Component in the Age of the New ABA Standards

Hirsch Hall, Room B

In August 2017, the ABA implemented new rules governing field placements. The new requirements envision that all placements will include some type of faculty-lead instructional component. In response, a number of law schools are now creating comprehensive classroom components for the first time for both high and low credit field placements. Offering these courses requires an innovative approach to teaching, including online class sessions, separate course offerings for different placement areas and disciplines, and advanced courses for repeat "offenders." Many of these courses should include topics such as the elimination of bias, workplace diversity, work-life balance, and professionalism. This presentation will focus on how the change in the ABA rules related to the instructional component affects the externship community and offer various innovative ways to satisfy the new rules. The presentation will include information about the eight GLACE law schools approach to the instructional component and data from a survey of law schools about various approaches used around the country.