Title: Thinking Structurally About Justice Education and Experiential Legal Programs
Lead Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Maisel
Session Abstract: The goal of this workshop is to develop a deeper understanding of the structures and processes that are needed to successfully manage, grow and sustain experiential justice education programs at universities throughout the world. These programs include legal clinics, externships and simulation courses like mediation. The presentation will explore how clinicians in the U.S. have recently been moving into central roles in law school decision-making as experiential deans able to bring a clinical voice to the highest management levels of academia. We will compare the experiences in Australia and South Africa and do an activity to generate ideas for structures and solutions to the challenges of sustaining and expanding experiential programs that are identified by participants from all countries.
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