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Gaining from the System: Lessons from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement about How Students Benefit from Law School

University of St. Thomas Law Review, 2013, Forthcoming

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 228

40 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2013 Last revised: 8 May 2013

Carole Silver

Northwestern University School of Law

Lindsay Watkins

Indiana University Bloomington

Louis Rocconi

Indiana University Bloomington

Heather Haeger

Indiana University

Date Written: January 3, 2013

Abstract

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

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

Carole Silver (Contact Author)

Northwestern University School of Law ( email )

375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/CaroleSilver/

Lindsay Watkins

Indiana University Bloomington ( email )

100 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Louis Rocconi

Indiana University Bloomington ( email )

100 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Heather Haeger

Indiana University ( email )

107 S Indiana Ave
100 South Woodlawn
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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