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Elon Law to host national symposium on experiential education in law

Hosted by Elon Law and the Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law, the June 13-15 symposium will feature William C. Hubbard, President Elect of the American Bar Association, and Bill Henderson, Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Registration for the Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law is now open. Visit law.elon.edu/aell to register and to learn more about the symposium. Contact Jane Law at Elon University School of Law with any questions related to registration: jlaw@elon.edu or (336) 279-9325.


When almost 300 legal educators, judges, lawyers and law students met in Boston 18 months ago for the first national symposium on experiential education in law, they recognized the changing landscape of legal education focusing on effective and integrated experiential education to accommodate limited finances and changes in the profession. These pioneers committed to developing thoughtful and innovative approaches to improve legal education and enhance the relevance of lawyers in the rapidly changing 21st century. 

The 2014 symposium will present the findings of the working groups organized by the Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law with the help of legal educators, judges and lawyers from over 100 law schools and many other enterprises across the legal profession and provide examples of innovation from other professions that can inform how legal educators can adapt to changing paradigms. These working groups have focused on important issues that must define legal education now and for the future.

  • What do we mean by experiential learning?
  • What are the → Innovations → Barriers → Successes in producing integrated and effective curricula?
  • What ideas have the Alliance Working Groups developed since the Inaugural Symposium?
  • What perspective can other disciplines provide regarding our efforts?

This event is being organized by:

The Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law Steering Committee

  • Cindy Adcock, Charlotte School of Law
  • Margaret Barry, Vermont Law School
  • Luke Bierman, Northeastern University School of Law /
    Dean-Designate, Elon University School of Law
  • Susan Brooks, Drexel University School of Law
  • Christine Cimini, Vermont Law School
  • Roberto Corrada, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
  • Bob Dinerstein, Washington College of Law, American University
  • Steve Ellmann, New York Law School
  • Deborah Epstein, Georgetown Law
  • Bob Jones, The Law School, University of Notre Dame
  • Kate Kruse, Hamline University School of Law
  • Susan Reich Paulsen, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Ruthane Robbins, Rutgers University School of Law
  • Pat Coughlan Voorhies, Northeastern University School of Law

Second National Symposium on Experiential Learning in Law Planning Committee

  • Steve Friedland, Co-Chair, Elon University School of Law
  • Margaret Barry, Co-Chair, Vermont Law School
  • Bill Henderson, Co-Chair, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Christy Benson, Elon School of Business
  • Olympia Duhart, Nova University School of Law
  • Jim Exum, Elon University School of Law; Former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Bill McNichol, Reed Smith; Rutgers University School of Law
  • Madeline Obler-Grill, Elon Law Journal
  • Gene Pridgen, K&L Gates; Immediate Past President, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Vivian Wexler, Bingham McCutchen
  • Pat Coughlan Voorhies, Northeastern University School of Law
Philip Craft,
4/15/2014 4:00 PM