Experiential Learning Symposium

About the symposium

The Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law, held June 13-15, 2014 at Elon Law, featured research findings that indicate the acceleration of law student professional development through experiential education, a national context of increasing demand for innovation in law and legal education, and keynote addresses by American Bar Association president-elect William C. Hubbard and prominent law scholar William Henderson. 

Panelists presented findings from working groups formed by the Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law in 2012.

Teachers and practioners from other disciplines, including business, medicine and architecture, presented insights about the value of exeriential education in their fields.

Recently created experiential education programs in law schools were explored in depth.

A National Law Journal article reporting on the symposium is available here.

Highlights from the symposium are available by clicking on the news boxes at right.

Steve Friedland and Olympia Duhart at Elon Law symposium

 

News article about the symposium

William Hubbard at Elon Law article
William Henderson at Elon Law article
 

 

 

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, Notre Dame Law School
  • Kate Kruse, Hamline University School of Law
  • Susan Reich Paulsen, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Ruth Anne Robbins, Rutgers School of Law - Camden
  • Pat Coughlan Voorhies, Northeastern University School of Law (ret.)

Second National Symposium on Experiential Education 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
  • Antonette Barilla, Elon University School of Law
  • Christy Benson, Elon University Martha & Spencer Loves School of Business
  • Olympia Duhart, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
  • Jim Exum, Elon University School of Law; Former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Peter Hoffman, Elon University School of Law
  • Bill McNichol, Reed Smith; Rutgers School of Law - Camden
  • Madeline Obler-GrillElon Law Review
  • Patricia Perkins, Elon University School of Law
  • Gene Pridgen, K&L Gates; Immediate Past President, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Vivian Wexler, Bingham McCutchen
  • Pat Coughlan Voorhies, Northeastern University School of Law (ret.)