Sunday, July 20, 2014
"Using Experiential Education To Develop Human Resources For The Nonprofit Community: A Course Study Analysis"
This new article by Professor Ann Hodges (Richmond) is directly relevant to those interested in "practical legal skills" training so we're passing it along to you, our readers. It can be found at 6 Drexel L. Rev. 1 (2014) and here on SSRN. From the abstract:
In this era of shrinking resources and increased pressure to produce “practice-ready” lawyers, law schools are seeking new and cost-effective ways to provide experiential education. This article reports and analyzes the results of a survey of graduates and students from a course in Nonprofit Organizations that incorporated a community-based project designed to develop skills, enhance learning and encourage post-graduation involvement with nonprofits. Although limited to one course, this course study, like a case study, offers valuable information. Consistent with other research on experiential education, the survey supports the conclusion that such projects, while less resource intensive and comprehensive than clinics, offer benefits to both the students and to the community.