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Blog Posts by Marnee Baker

Golden Gate University School of Law Joins the Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Consortium

Marnee Baker
Consistent with the promise made in its mission statement to “blend practical skills training with legal theory throughout the curriculum,” Golden Gate University School of Law integrates skills training and professional development across its curriculum, preparing students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers,...

Associate Dean of Experiential Education Shares Practical Learning Educational Model

Marnee Baker
The national dialogue about changing legal education has proposed many ideas aimed at making the system better, one of which being the outright elimination of the third year of law school. In the wake of this consideration, Luke Bierman, the Associate Dean for Experiential Education at Northeastern University School...

Mercer University Partners with Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers' Consortium of Law Schools

Marnee Baker
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and has a longstanding commitment to legal education along the lines proposed in the Carnegie Report. This dedication to professionalism and practical skills training makes Mercer an ideal partner within the...

Health and Elder Law Clinic Integrates Interdisciplinary Subjects Like No Other

Marnee Baker
Professors JoNel Newman and Melissa Swain teach a unique clinic at the University of Miami Law School that integrates legal, medical, and social work to help students learn better patient/client advocacy skills. Students from both the law school and medical school are cross-trained in each other’s disciplines,...

Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Adds Another Distinguished Member to its Advisory Committee

Marnee Baker
Richard H. Middleton, Jr. is the owner and senior trial attorney in The Middleton Firm, LLC, based in Savannah, Georgia. Middleton joins the Advisory Committee to Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers with more than 30 years in mass tort and class action practice. Middleton will partner with an experienced Advisory Committee...

Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Fellow Encourages More Collaboration among Carnegie Implementers

Marnee Baker
Zachary Willis
Ben Madison, an Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Fellow, recently discussed teaching materials and help available for those who want to try Carnegie methods in a post on the Best Practices for Legal Education blog. He noted that “plenty know about Carnegie’s recommendations, but too few know of the steps taken, since the...

In Advanced Advocacy: Legislative Policy, the Legislative Process Is Learned Best through Experiencing It

Marnee Baker
Advanced Advocacy: Legislative Policy, the latest Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers course portfolio, incorporates theory and practice of the legislative processes, advocacy in the legislative context, and judicial interpretation of statutory law. This is an upper level simulation course with an emphasis on research,...

Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Adds Loyola University New Orleans College of Law to its Consortium of Law Schools

Marnee Baker
In the spirit of the Jesuit tradition, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law focuses on holistic education and strives to educate the whole law student and equip each with the skills and competencies necessary to be a functioning and confident professional on the day of graduation. A central part of their...