Margaret Kantlehner explores Preceptor Program in Bloomberg Law Reports article
Elon Law Professor Margaret Kantlehner published an article exploring the law school's Preceptor Program in the January 2011 edition of Bloomberg Law Reports.
Through Elon Law's Preceptor Program, between 45 and 55 experienced lawyers from a broad range of practice settings mentor law students. Preceptors observe first-year students in law classes and provide feedback, facilitating a reflection process that helps students continuously improve in their preparation and development as lawyers.
Preceptors also invite students to accompany them to observe trials, client interviews, depositions, and mediations. While primarily involved with first-year law students, preceptors regularly interact with second- and third-year law students, as well as with alumni of the law school.
In the Bloomberg Law Reports article, Kantlehner describes the professional backgrounds of lawyers who serve as preceptors, the student assessment portion of the program, benefits of the program for students and preceptors, and approaches to starting preceptor programs at other law schools.
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