Monday, November 14, 2016

Call for Proposals: Teaching Cultural Competency and Other Professional Skills

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning has issued a Call for Proposals for its Summer 2017 Conference entitled: “Teaching Cultural Competency and Other Professional Skills Suggested by ABA Standard 302.”  The conference will take place July 7-8, 2017 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. 

The Institute invites proposals for workshop sessions addressing how law schools are responding to ABA Standard 302’s call to establish learning outcomes related to “other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession,”  such as “interviewing, counseling, negotiation, fact development and analysis, trial practice, document drafting, conflict resolution, organization and management of legal work, collaboration, cultural competency and self-evaluation.”  The conference will focus on how law schools are incorporating these skills, particularly the skills of cultural competency, conflict resolution, collaboration, self-evaluation, and other relational skills, into their institutional outcomes, designing courses to encompass these skills, and teaching and assessing these skills. 

The deadline to submit a proposal is February 1, 2017. Proposals should be sent to Kelly Terry, Co-Director of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.  More information can be found here.


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