Using Externships to Introduce Family Law Students to New Professional Roles
Family Court Review, Vol. 45, p. 137, 2005
16 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2006
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
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