Clinic and Externship Field Placement Supervisor Training #1

Aug. 24, 2018

12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Tampa Campus and Webcast

Topic: "What is experiential education and how do the ABA standards help the next generation of lawyers?"

This CLE is part of the teaching series designed to thank our community of mentors, supervisors and teachers who help oversee law students. This first CLE will address how legal education has shifted to now require more experiential credits and integrate skill development in partnership with field placement supervisors and clinical adjuncts. The ABA standards now require externships to adhere to a more rigorous standard of assessment and ensure contemporaneous feedback. This modern shift equally aligns with the need to engage newer generation attorneys in active learning.

The CLE will provide an overview of the new ABA standards and the perspective from the education mission on how to best structure and integrate experiential education throughout the curriculum. The CLE is designed as a short and convenient hour of learning for all lawyers who assist in mentoring, supervising and teaching law students. Half of the CLE is designed to engage the audience in a rounds format to identify challenges and discuss solutions. This three-part CLE series is also designed to thank our community of "coaches" who dedicate time and effort to train future lawyers.


Professor Dorothea BeaneDorothea Beane
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Caribbean Law and Policy

Professor  Dorothea Beane is a professor of law at Stetson and recently was awarded the Stetson University College of Law Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Beane began her career from 1977-81 as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch in Washington, D.C. After working briefly for the law firm of Robinson & Geraldo P.A. in Washington, D.C., she was appointed in 1983 as assistant United States attorney from the Middle District of Florida, serving as senior civil litigating attorney from 1985-90. Professor Beane's area of practice included personal injury, medical malpractice, bankruptcy law, regulatory enforcement and environmental law. She received the Attorney General's Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty in 1986.

Professor Beane is an associate in the American College of Legal Medicine and academic master of the Sarasota County American Inns of Court. At Stetson, Professor Beane teaches Federal Pre-Trial Practice, Civil Procedure, International Human Rights Law and The Law of International Tribunals. Professor Beane has worked extensively in The Hague on matters involving international criminal law and human rights. She was the founder and director of Stetson University College of Law's Summer Abroad Program in The Hague, Netherlands. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Drew University and her J.D. from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Newark. She has published numerous articles and been a guest lecturer and speaker at many events on the role of international tribunals.

Professor Christine CernigliaChristine Cerniglia
Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical and Experiential Education

Professor Christine Cerniglia began her teaching career as a visiting legal writing professor at Stetson University College of Law for three years before accepting a director of legal writing position at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. She returned to New Orleans in 2012 as director of skills and experiential education at Loyola College of Law to help transform Loyola's skills curriculum. She was responsible for Loyola's expansive skills and experiential opportunities and in 2013, the school was highlighted as the Most Innovative Law School by National Jurist and Pre-Law magazine based on her designed practice tracks. She is involved with organizations dedicated to legal education reform and works to expand experiential education to reach out into the community and address real needs. She is on the experiential advisory board for Carolina Press. Her scholarship is dedicated to legal education reform, client-centered lawyering, and the specific injustice of the underfunding of our third branch of government. She holds active licenses in both Florida and Louisiana.