Law School Based Incubators and Access to Justice – Perspectives from Deans

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Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Ellen Suni

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

Niels Schaumann

California Western School of Law

Mary Lu Bilek

CUNY School of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

At the end of February 2015, law professors, law deans, incubator staff and attorneys, and self-selected others gathered at California Western School of Law for the Second Annual Conference on Law School Incubators and Residency Programs. The incubators that are the subject of this article tend to focus on transition to law practice and access to justice, and some are also working to incorporate technology for the practice of law as a means of enhancing access to justice. As more law schools decide to host, sponsor or offer an incubator, and following our panel discussion at the February 2015 incubator conference, we thought it would be helpful to consider fundamental issues deans grapple with when asked to launch an incubator. This list may not be exhaustive, but it will certainly more quickly advance the conversation, and offers a roadmap of sorts for an incubator business plan.

Keywords: Incubator, law school, legal education, access to justice

Suggested Citation

Salkin, Patricia E. and Suni, Ellen and Schaumann, Niels B. and Bilek, Mary Lu, Law School Based Incubators and Access to Justice – Perspectives from Deans (2015). 1 J. Experiential Learning 202 (2015), Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 16-10, California Western School of Law Research Paper No. 16-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2744908

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
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Ellen Suni

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States

Niels B. Schaumann

California Western School of Law ( email )

225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
6195251405 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cwsl.edu

Mary Lu Bilek

CUNY School of Law ( email )

2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States

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