Using Externships to Introduce Family Law Students to New Professional Roles

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 42

Family Court Review, Vol. 45, p. 137, 2005

16 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2006

Abstract

Law Schools have an obligation to familiarize family law students with exciting new professional roles that have resulted from family court reform. This article describes the family law externship program at William Mitchell College of Law which includes a classroom component allowing students placed in different practice settings to compare and contrast their experiences. This program assists students in making career choices and enhances their ability to counsel future clients.

Keywords: family law, professional responsibility, family court reform, externship, professional roles, interdisciplinary, mediation, collaborative law, guardian ad litem, parenting coordinator, child's attorney

Suggested Citation

Ver Steegh, Nancy, Using Externships to Introduce Family Law Students to New Professional Roles. William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 42; Family Court Review, Vol. 45, p. 137, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=909600

Nancy Ver Steegh (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
651-290-6342 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://mitchellhamline.edu/biographies/person/nancy-ver-steegh/

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