Professor Susan L. Brooks, the associate dean for experiential learning, gave the keynote address at The Integrated Lawyer, a Symposium on Wellbeing and Practice of Law hosted by the University of California Hastings College of Law.
The symposium, held in San Francisco on Jan. 10-11, was organized by the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.
Brooks presented “The Integrated Lawyer: Relational Perspectives and Practices to Foster Wholehearted Legal Professionals.”
An internationally recognized leader in clinical and experiential legal education, Brooks co-edited “Learning from Practice,” now in its third edition, as well as a variety of scholarly articles on legal education. This year, the school launches a pilot program for 1Ls that Brooks is spearheading, “Professional Practice Fundamentals,” which includes modules on “Becoming a Self-Aware Professional,” “Navigating Cultural Difference, Bias and Privilege” and other topics.
As associate dean, Brooks oversees the law school's Co-op, Clinic, Trial Advocacy and Pro Bono programs.