EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN A REAL WORLD CONTEXT For our students, some of the most rewarding hours
in law school are those spent applying what they have learned in their classes to a “real world” environment. These valuable and practical hands-on experiences are provided through an abundant variety of clinics, externships, practicums, honors programs and public interest opportunities.
Other enrichment beyond the classroom is gained through exposure to guest speakers and visitors representing a wide range of perspectives on issues related to the law and current events. From Supreme Court justices to studio executives, visitors share their world views with students through Law Review and Law Journal symposia, Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute events, the Treusch Public Service Lecture, roundtable discussions, in-class guest lectures, and programs hosted by student organizations. For those students in search of a deeper global perspective, Southwestern sponsors summer law programs in the Americas and England taught by U.S. and internationally based legal experts in international and comparative criminal, entertainment, environmental, human rights, information technology, property and trade law. Southwestern also offers semester abroad programs in cooperation with such entities as the North American Consortium on Legal Education (Canada and Mexico), The Hague University of Applied Sciences
While classes are by far the most important priority in law school, my involvement with Law Review, TAHP, Dean’s Fellows and the Peer Mentor Program helped me learn hands-on skills, challenged me intellectually, and provided me with an opportunity to give back to the school and help other students succeed.”
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– Sherin Parikh ‘14, Day Program
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Published on Oct 24, 2014