The Experiential Sabbatical

Martin H. Pritikin

Whittier Law School

February 24, 2014

Journal of Legal Education, Forthcoming
Whittier Law School Research Paper No. 14-01

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.

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Keywords: Sabbatical, experiential, law school

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Date posted: April 9, 2014  

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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

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Whittier Law School ( email )
3333 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
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