Title: From Idealist to Activist: Paving the Way for Future Social Justice Lawyers Through Experiential Learning
Lead Presenter: Susan Schechter
- Anne Gordon
- D’Lorah L. Hughes
- Maximilian Oehl
Session Abstract: Many students enter law school to "make the world a better place." The emphasis on historical/philosophical teaching combined with students' earning potential over creating social change can make students feel divorced from social justice. Experiential education is a bulwark against isolation and disorientation. Through pro bono, clinics/externships, and classes, students can find community and inspiration, and the skills critical to a public interest job. This interactive session will walk through the "life cycle" opportunities to nuture students pursuing social justice.
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