You may have read recently
about four American soldiers ambushed and killed in the West African Republic
of Niger. I know Niger well, having spent several years of my adult life
working and living there.
What could the ambush in
Niger possibly have to do with clinical legal education? The answer is: the
need for alternative universe thinking.
In clinical teaching, we
often challenge our students to consider things from the point of view of the
client. In many cases, that client may exist in a “universe” very different
from that of the student. To take a simple example, if a client skips an
important meeting with the student, it might not be because the client does not
care; it might be because the client works at a minimum wage job that provides
her with little scheduling flexibility and no extra income to cover the costs
of childcare and transportation.
Read More... (Alternative Universe Thinking in Niger with Professor Tom Kelley)
Tom Kelley in Niger
Posted by Thomas A. Kelley III (Tom) on Wed. November 1, 2017 3:59 PM
Categories: Clinical Faculty Initiatives, Community Development Law Clinic
Based on her scholarship and publications on school criminalization on September 19, 2017, Professor Barbara Fedders, Supervisor of the Youth Justice Clinic, spoke with an audience of educators,
advocates, parents, and students as part of the Campaign for Racial Equity in
our Schools "Conversations on Equity" series.
Read More... (Professor Fedders - Guest Speaker for Panel on "Conversations on Equity")
Posted by Barbara A. Fedders on Wed. November 1, 2017 3:33 PM
Categories: Clinical Faculty Initiatives, Scholarship, Youth Justice Clinic
Through her long-standing
partnership with the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual
Violence, Professor Beth Posner served as faculty for a training titled: “A Coordinated
Response: Legal System Advocacy for LGBTQ Victims of Intimate Partner
Violence.” This training was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and
designed by the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence for a
multidisciplinary audience of civil attorneys, prosecutors, and legal
advocates, providing the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge on
the complex issues that may arise when working with LGBT+ victims and survivors
of domestic violence.
Read More... (Domestic and Sexual Violence Training)
Posted by Beth S. Posner on Thu. October 5, 2017 1:00 PM
Categories: Clinical Faculty Initiatives, Domestic Violence Clinic
CUNY School of Law
In 2014, we initiated a Clinical Faculty Exchange Program with CUNY Law School, which has one of the most highly regarded clinical programs in the U.S. The concept of the exchange program is to focus on clinical pedagogy, including but not limited to, teaching collaboration; clinic design; creating and facilitating rounds sessions; balancing legal representation with policy advocacy; teaching cross-cultural lawyering; encouraging reflection among students; and creating appropriate evaluation criteria.
Read More... (UNC Law-CUNY Law School Clinical Faculty Exchange)
Posted by Barbara A. Fedders on Wed. December 16, 2015 3:10 PM
Categories: Clinical Faculty Initiatives