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  • January 5, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A


    Part-time students can present some unique teaching challenges. While they often have professional and life experiences that enrich their understanding of the curriculum, part-time students may struggle to balance academic work and other serious obligations such as full-time employment. In addition, unique scheduling issues may create conflicts around course choice, clinic, externships, networking opportunities, and campus events. What pedagogical strategies might be used to keep students who have worked all day completely engaged in an evening course? How might law schools structure curricular choices to maximize impact for part-time students? What advice should instructors give about meeting experiential requirements or seeking outside legal experience when a student is employed full-time? How might bar preparation differ for a part-time student? The panel will explore these topics and more with an interactive look at innovations, aspirations, and best practices from part-time, evening, and weekend programs around the nation.
     
    Business meeting at program conclusion. 

Date & Time
Speakers
Christopher Engle-Newman, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Jenifer Robbins, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Louis N. Schulze, Jr., Florida International University College of Law

Kirk Walter, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Session Fees
  • [6160] Part-Time Division Programs – Pedagogy and Pragmatism: Challenges of Teaching Part-Time Students: $0.00
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