Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Retreat for Faculty and Students

Last weekend, I took part in a retreat with a group of law students, three other professors, and the chaplain of my law school. The goal of the retreat was to help students think about their futures as lawyers and what kind of lawyers they wanted to be. All of us took part in some very open conversations that led to insights for the faculty members as well as the students.

 Although the retreat was not religious in nature, we used as prompts three  short videos from Boston College professor Father Michael Himes. These very effective videos explored three central questions.

1. What gives me joy?

2. What am I good at?

3. Does anyone need you to do it?

 I can’t recommend the videos or the experience more highly. Here is the link to the first video.


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