A First Step Toward Introducing Emotional Intelligence into the Law School Curriculum: The 'Emotional Intelligence and the Clinic Student Class'

Legal Education Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2004

19 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2008  

Paul J. Cain

Northern Illinois University

Date Written: March 2004

Abstract

This article describes an externship class offered at the University of Denver focusing on emotional intelligence. It describes emotional intelligence and its importance to the law school curriculum; the goals and preconceptions of the author in offer the class; and the organization, methodology and materials used in teaching the class. Further, it discussed the students' reaction to the class and how the students scored on an emotional intelligence instrument. Finally, the article discusses what modifications the author would make to the course.

Keywords: emotional intelligence, curriculum, law school

Suggested Citation

Cain, Paul J., A First Step Toward Introducing Emotional Intelligence into the Law School Curriculum: The 'Emotional Intelligence and the Clinic Student Class' (March 2004). Legal Education Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1273060

Paul J. Cain (Contact Author)

Northern Illinois University ( email )

Swen Parson Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
United States

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