Using Experiential Education to Develop Human Resources for the Nonprofit Community: A Course Study Analysis

6 Drexel L. Rev. No. 1

54 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2013 Last revised: 6 Sep 2013

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Ann C. Hodges

University of Richmond - School of Law

Date Written: August 7, 2013

Abstract

In this era of shrinking resources and increased pressure to produce “practice-ready” lawyers, law schools are seeking new and cost-effective ways to provide experiential education. This article reports and analyzes the results of a survey of graduates and students from a course in Nonprofit Organizations that incorporated a community-based project designed to develop skills, enhance learning and encourage post-graduation involvement with nonprofits. Although limited to one course, this course study, like a case study, offers valuable information. Consistent with other research on experiential education, the survey supports the conclusion that such projects, while less resource intensive and comprehensive than clinics, offer benefits to both the students and to the community.

Keywords: Law, Legal Education, Nonprofit, Philanthropy

Suggested Citation

Hodges, Ann C., Using Experiential Education to Develop Human Resources for the Nonprofit Community: A Course Study Analysis (August 7, 2013). 6 Drexel L. Rev. No. 1 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2307028 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2307028

Ann C. Hodges (Contact Author)

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