University of St. Thomas Law Review, 2013, Forthcoming
40 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2013 Last revised: 8 May 2013
Date Written: January 3, 2013
This paper considers the factors that influence law students’ assessment of their development professionally and academically during law school. It uses responses of 5,612 third- and fourth-year law students to the Law School Survey of Student Engagement to identify student activities and behaviors that influence professional and academic gains; individual and law school characteristics also are examined. Four aspects of the law school experience emerge as common influences of students’ professional and academic development.
Keywords: legal education, engagement
JEL Classification: I2, I20, I21, K10, K40
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Silver, Carole and Watkins, Lindsay and Rocconi, Louis and Haeger, Heather, Gaining from the System: Lessons from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement about How Students Benefit from Law School (January 3, 2013). University of St. Thomas Law Review, 2013, Forthcoming; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 228. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2196073