Exploring the Meaning of Experiential Deaning

43 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2017 Last revised: 2 Jan 2018

Margaret Martin Barry

Vermont Law School

Robert Dinerstein

American University, Washington College of Law

Phyllis Goldfarb

George Washington University Law School

Peggy Maisel

Boston University - School of Law

Linda Morton

California Western School of Law

Date Written: November 30, 2017

Abstract

This article explores the position of associate dean of experiential education in law schools across the country and the central role associate deans play in the changing landscape of legal education. Experiential deans have broad responsibility for overseeing law schools’ experiential education programs. Additional responsibilities differ between institutions, but range from leading efforts to comply with new ABA standards to overseeing the integration of experiential education into the broader curriculum. Analyzing survey data collected from associate experiential deans across the country, the authors find the structure, content, and authority of the position is under-developed. The authors make recommendations on how institutions can carve out the role intentionally and provide institutional support to increase the efficacy of the position.

Keywords: Experiential Education, Institutional Support

Suggested Citation

Barry, Margaret Martin and Dinerstein, Robert and Goldfarb, Phyllis and Maisel, Peggy and Morton, Linda, Exploring the Meaning of Experiential Deaning (November 30, 2017). Journal of Legal Education, Forthcoming; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-86; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-86; California Western School of Law Research Paper No. 18-1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3080563

Margaret Martin Barry (Contact Author)

Vermont Law School ( email )

68 North Windsor Street
P.O. Box 60
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Margaret_Martin_Barry.htm

Robert Dinerstein

American University, Washington College of Law ( email )

4300 Nebraska Avenue N.W.
Room Y-202
Washington, DC 20016
United States
202-274-4141 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/dinerstein/

Phyllis Goldfarb

George Washington University Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
202.994.7463 (Phone)

Peggy Maisel

Boston University - School of Law

765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States

Linda Morton

California Western School of Law ( email )

225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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