Fall 2014 Meeting

November 14, 2014 - 4:00pm to November 16, 2014 - 11:00am

Fall 2014 Meeting

Serenbe - Main House

November 14, 2014 - 4:00pm to November 16, 2014 - 11:00am

The Outcomes Project

Location

The Inn at Serenbe - Palmetto, Georgia 

Meeting Theme

Instead of its usual workshop, for Fall 2014 NIFTEP held a working meeting of its consortium law schools to move forward on plans made at the Fall 2013 workshop, “Are We Making a Difference?”  A formal collaboration agreement has been negotiated with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values at the University of Birmingham (UK), which has received a multimillion grant from the Templeton Foundation to conduct one of the most ambitious empirical studies to date of how professional values are defined and developed. The Jubilee Centre has agreed to modify its existing on-line law student survey for use by American law schools, work with NIFTEP to add new customized questions, and then provide preliminary data analysis.  The plan is to pilot this modified Jubilee survey to students at Mercer next January, at the beginning of its required first year course called the Legal Profession and again at the end of the semester.   Based on evaluation of this pilot, the modified survey could be administered to all entering students at St. Thomas, GSU, Mercer, and IU in Fall 2015. Ideally the Jubilee survey results would be compared with results from other measures such as the Defining Issues Test, Professional Identity Essays, and the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) as well as others to be discussed at the Fall 2014 meeting.  

Program

Download: NIFTEP FALL 2014 AGENDA

Workshop Participants  

Muriel Bebeau, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Clark Cunningham, Georgia State University College of Law

Bill Henderson, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University

Michael Holdsworth, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

Nicole Iannarone, Georgia State University College of Law

Steven Kaminshine, Georgia State University College of Law

Kendall Kerew, Georgia State University College of Law

Pat Longan, Mercer University School of Law

Jerry Organ, The University of St. Thomas School of Law

George Pullman, Georgia State University Center for Instructional Innovation

Tiffany Roberts, Georgia State University College of Law

Hilary Sommerlad, Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, University of Birmingham Law School (UK)

Joyce Sterling, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

Steven Vaughan, Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, University of Birmingham Law School (UK)

Participant Biographical Information:  NIFTEP Fall 2014 Bios