The conference, held at Albany Law School, focused on setting and assessing foundational objectives for law students, as well as what some law schools have already done to better structure curriculum and prepare students to meet proposed new American Bar Association standards.
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This one day program will be a hands-on collaborative workshop which addresses significant challenges in teaching interviewing and counseling. The program will be of interest not only to faculty who teach in-depth courses on interviewing and counseling but also to those faculty who supervise these practice skills in clinics, and those who integrate I/C exercises into doctrinal, lawyering or legal writing courses.
Sessions planned for the entire group will feature speakers on selected topics that are challenging to teachers of these skills:
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This conference – co-sponsored by Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and Albany Law School’s Government Law Center and Center for Excellence in Law Teaching – offers professors an opportunity to showcase and learn about context-based learning strategies in these dynamic practice areas. Due to the community-based nature of proposed land use projects and environmental disputes and the fast-paced development of litigation and policy formulation at all levels of government, opportunities abound to take students into public and private practice arenas and to bring practitioners and policy makers into the classroom.