Professor Jeffrey Baker Presents "Lawyering During Crisis" -- AALS Section on Clinical Education: Externships Webinar
Professor Jeffrey R. Baker presented "Lawyering During Crisis" for an AALS Section on Clinical Education: Externships webinar. The online webinar was for externship professors on teaching and training law students how to respond professionally and personally in times of crisis and disaster. Professor Baker was on a panel with Professors Christine Cerniglia of Stetson University College of Law, Davida Finger of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and Nadiyah Humber of Roger Williams University School of Law.
From the AALS Section on Clinical Education: Externships program:
During times of crisis, lawyers play an important role to model leadership and resilience. Lawyers serve a critical role in rebuilding society and giving voice to equity issues.
You will hear from clinicians who have lawyered during crisis and their personal stories as well as practical tips to think about during this pandemic. We will take time to reflect upon some of the lessons learned to include trusting lawyering processes and being intentional and strategic with triage and priorities to ensure responsive, effective services to clients during the crisis. And, how to meet clients by being a human and supporter first and a lawyer second.
We will also take a moment to reflect upon the current times we are living in and how to engage our students to think of themselves as leaders during a time of crisis.
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