Journal of Legal Education, Forthcoming
28 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2014
Date Written: February 24, 2014
Although many law schools are purporting to move in a more “experiential” direction, few institutions and even fewer professors are utilizing the consummate tool for faculty development — the sabbatical — to spend time gaining practical experience. Having spent my own sabbatical volunteering as a prosecutor, I provide evidence about how my time in practice has enhanced my teaching, scholarship, and service to the institution. I further address the political, financial, and logistical obstacles that may deter schools or individual faculty members from pursuing experiential sabbaticals, and offer recommendations to overcome those obstacles.
Keywords: Sabbatical, experiential, law school
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Pritikin, Martin H., The Experiential Sabbatical (February 24, 2014). Journal of Legal Education, Forthcoming; Whittier Law School Research Paper No. 14-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2410535