From Cindy Adcock, Assistant Professor & Director of Experiential Learning at Charlotte School of Law
Dear Colleagues, the call for papers by the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities is an unique opportunity for you to contribute your ideas on integrating education on the problems and solutions to the access to justice gap into the law school curriculum.
The goal is to collect best practices and analysis that will either be shopped as a group to publications, put together in a publication of the Section, and/or published on our website. The papers can be traditional law journal articles or shorter, more practical- oriented pieces. This project is a great chance for you to begin your writing portfolio or just contribute to the conversation.
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to August 31. I hope you will consider participating! Cindy
Call for Papers
The Florida Coastal Law Review will be hosting a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Symposium on Friday, February 27, 2009 from 9:00-5:00. The symposium is primarily an academic roundtable that will concentrate on the application of the ideals of Therapeutic Jurisprudence to employment law, death and dying, form reform, and family law.
Included among the honored speakers are the two founders of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Bruce Winick, a professor of law at the University of Miami, and David Wexler, a professor of law at the University of Arizona. Professor Winick will be speaking on public health law relating to the elderly; Professor Wexler will speak on “form reform” in criminal law. The other honored speakers include:
· Susan Daicoff: Professor of Law at Florida Coastal School of Law - on sexual harassment and discrimination law
· David Yamada: Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School - on employment law
· Kathy Cerminara: Professor of Law at Nova Southeaster University - on death and dying issues
· Cindy Adcock: Professor of Law at Charlotte School of Law- on death and dying issues
Part 3: Cindy Adcock
Cindy talks about the recommendations that law school be integrative and how Charlotte Law is building a curriculum responsive to those recommendations.
She also talks about the trauma that the legal team experiences in capital cases and how important it is to educate law students about the importance of taking care of themselves. How does one attend an execution one day and then go to work the next day? She points out that it is NORMAL to be traumatized by some of the situations lawyers deal with and that we need to develop a language and space for talking about it.
In Part 2, Cindy talks about the journey of representing clients sentenced to death and about the executions of her clients and the transformation she created from the experience, a restorative justice project that brings together family members on both sides of capital cases.
She also talks about her life as a legal educator focused on pro bono and experiential learning. She shares the mission of Charlotte Law School as a school focused on service.