Training Field Supervisors to Be Efficient and Effective Critics of Student Writing

33 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2008 Last revised: 11 Dec 2012

Bernadette Feeley

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: August 5, 2008

Abstract

Most externship clinicians encourage field supervisors to provide students guidance and feedback about their written work. Yet most field supervisors are not trained educators, are not exposed to literature and pedagogy in the legal writing field, and have limited time to help students improve their writing. This article first examines roadblocks to meaningful supervision of student writing projects. This article then provides 10 techniques that externship clinicians can provide to their field supervisors to help them become more effective critics of student writing.

Suggested Citation

Feeley, Bernadette, Training Field Supervisors to Be Efficient and Effective Critics of Student Writing (August 5, 2008). Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 08-22; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 08-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1205166

Bernadette Feeley (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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