Associate Dean Susan L. Brooks and professors Tracye Edwards and Reena Parambath were featured presenters at the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference in Melbourne, Australia Nov. 28-30.
Hosted by Monash University Faculty of Law, the conference focused on the contributions that legal clinics make to communities, students and the legal profession.
Brooks, an internationally recognized authority on clinical legal education and experiential learning, was a co-presenter at two workshops. She joined University of Windsor Professor Neil Gold to lead a workshop on “Fostering Wholehearted Lawyers: Supporting Humanistic Values through Experiential Learning.” Brooks joined University of Saskatchewan College of Law professors Michaela Keet and Brea Lowenberger to co-lead a second workshop on “Teaching and Assessing Reflective Practice: What are we Assessing and Giving Feedback On?”
Edwards and Parambath led a workshop, “Focusing the Spotlight on Students Leading ‘Professional Meetings’ as a Tool for Professional Development.” The presentation reflected a signature component of the Kline School of Law’s Co-op program, in which students completing the Lawyering Practice Seminar take turns running meetings with classmates to develop organizational and leadership skills they will need as attorneys. Parambath, who directs the law school’s Co-op program, and Edwards both teach the seminar.