What are the unique knowledge, skills, and habits of mind associated with lawyering for systemic justice in the U.S.? And what are effective methods for teaching these competencies to law students? How can clinics, externships, and other offerings in the experiential curriculum move beyond zealous advocacy for individual clients and engage students meaningfully in another of their ethical obligations as lawyers – to be public citizens with a special responsibility for the administration of justice and the preservation of society? This workshop will feature several teachers sharing their perspectives on these questions and methods they have developed for teaching law students how to lawyer for systemic justice.
This workshop is designed for clinical law teachers and others teaching as part of a law school experiential curriculum.