Building on Best Practices for Legal Education: The Walls are Coming Down

Building on Best Practices for Legal Education: The Walls are Coming Down

The University of New Mexico School of Law, led by Professor Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, hosted a workshop this Fall with the editors and many authors of Building Best Practices: The Walls Are Coming Down. The book, sponsored in part by the Clinical Legal Education Association, follows up on Best Practices for Legal Education: A Vision and a Road Map, by Roy Stuckey, who kicked off the workshop with a reflective and inspiring keynote address.

Participants in the day-long workshop focused on the developing chapters of the book, which will cover a wide range of topics, including Intercultural Communication Skills, Teaching to Cultivate Formation of Professional Identity and Facilitating Meaningful Learning Transfer.

Co-editors Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Debra Manville, Lisa Bliss and Carrie Kaas reported the workshop was extremely helpful in moving the project forward. Professor Aliza Organick, an author on the project who teaches Community Lawyering in the UNM Clinical Law Program, echoed that theme: "The workshop helped to clarify work that needs to be done and provided inspiration to get that work done."

December 5, 2013