Incorporating Experiential Education Throughout the Curriculum

Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., 2015)

University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-04

Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2015-2

26 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015 Last revised: 24 May 2017

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Deborah A. Maranville

University of Washington School of Law

Cynthia Batt

Stetson University College of Law

Lisa Bliss

Georgia State University - College of Law

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas

Quinnipiac University

Date Written: January 11, 2015

Abstract

As experiential education proliferates, law schools will design approaches suited to their individual missions and circumstances. No “one size fits all” strategy will suffice and the current period of creativity will no doubt continue to bring forth new methods and structures. Legal education urgently needs empirical research on what methods will best promote deep learning that transfers to practice. At the same time, enough experience has accumulated to identify five general “best practices”: * Incorporating experiential education widely throughout the curriculum * Providing a range of experiential course types and making them available to all students * Ensuring that experiential courses add value to students’ experience * Requiring real supervised practice experience — preferably one law clinic and one externship — for all students * Developing a common vocabulary and evaluative criteria for experiential education

This section of the book BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD (Lexis 2015) provides guidance on how to implement each of these five best practices.

The content of this SSRN posting is material that was published in the book Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World, Maranville, et al., Lexis Nexis 2015. The content has been posted on SSRN with the express permission of Lexis Nexis and of Carolina Academic Press, publisher of the book as of January 1, 2016.

Keywords: legal education, law schools, experiential education, law school clinics, externships

Suggested Citation

Maranville, Deborah A. and Batt, Cynthia and Bliss, Lisa and Kaas, Carolyn Wilkes, Incorporating Experiential Education Throughout the Curriculum (January 11, 2015). Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., 2015) ; University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-04; Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2015-2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2548293

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Cynthia Batt

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

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Lisa Bliss

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

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Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
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Carolyn Wilkes Kaas

Quinnipiac University ( email )

275 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
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