Call for Participation - Speed Sharing Presentation Series

28 Feb 2022 4:01 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

All: Please see below from our friends at the AALS Section on Balance and Well-Being in Legal Education.

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Call for Participation 

Second Annual Speed Sharing Presentation Series on 

“Incorporating New ABA Standards for Legal Education: Professional Identity, Cross-Cultural Competency, and Well-Being Resources for Students”

Micro-Abstracts due March 21, 2022

First Presentation Date: Mid-Late April (Precise Date TBA based on presenter availability)

Submit using the online submission form here. 

The AALS Section on Balance and Well-Being in Legal Education General Programming Committee is tasked with soliciting speakers and coordinating programs and events periodically throughout the year relevant to the purpose of the Section. After the resounding success of last year’s speed sharing series on well-being practices in the law school classroom and clinic, we return this spring and summer to share our ideas on how to successfully implement new ABA Standards for Legal Education, specifically Standards 303(b) (professional identity formation), 303(c) (cross-cultural competency, bias, and racism), and 508(b) (information on law student well-being resources).

We know that many faculty and administrators have already successfully incorporated opportunities for professional identity formation, education on cross-cultural competency, racism, and bias, and information on student well-being resources. As we are eager to comply with the short ABA window for implementation of the new Standards – law schools must have a plan in place for implementation of Standard 303 by fall of 2022, with full implementation of the plan by fall of 2023 – we want to learn from you!

Call for Micro-Abstracts:

The Balance and Well-Being Section General Programming Committee invites faculty and administrators who would like to share their success stories to submit an abstract of 300 words or less describing a topic that you would like to present that relates to the new ABA Standards. Individual presentations will last five minutes or less. Topics may include but are not limited to:

       How have you incorporated cross-cultural competency into a doctrinal law school course you are teaching?

       Are you teaching an innovative course that’s designed to support law students’ professional identity formation? Tell us more.

       What success story can you share about mitigating barriers or stigma related to law student mental health, including substance use disorders, and ensuring law students have the information they need to access resources?

       What have you done at your school (related to new Standards 303(b), 303(c), and 508(b)) that you could share for the benefit of other professors and administrators?

Each program in the speed sharing series will feature 4-5 presentations and will conclude with a brief Q&A with the presenters. We firmly believe we are stronger together and will benefit from hearing our colleagues’ success stories.

If you have any questions, or if you are unable to present as part of the Series but want to share your success stories in writing with Series attendees, please contact General Programming Committee Co-Chairs Jordana Confino (jconfino@fordham.edu) or Janice Craft (jcraft@richmond.edu).

Submit Your Micro-Abstract Here


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