Karin presents at AALS clinical education conference

Associate clinical professor Marcy Karin, director of the Work-Life Policy Unit and Civil Justice Clinic, spoke at the recent Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, “Takeaways for Clinical Teaching and Assessment in a Changing Environment.” Karin’s presentation on May 3, in Los Angeles, was titled, “Effectively Teaching Legislative and Policy Advocacy.”

She explored critical issues facing faculty who teach policy advocacy in law school clinics. Along with her co-presenters, Karin offered tips to overcome the most challenging structural, ethical and pedagogical issues that arise when teaching law students in the legislative and policy context. She highlighted various components of the Civil Justice Clinic’s integrated approach to training law students about litigation, public education and public policy development.

Karin teaches courses on workplace flexibility law and policy, employment law and policy and legislation. She also supervises and instructs student attorneys working on behalf of clients in the Civil Justice Clinic. Karin is an active member of the national work-life law and policy community. She is regularly invited to speak about the role of thoughtful public policy in this area, and is listed in the Sloan Network’s Who’s Who in Work and Family. Her other research interests include legislative lawyering, civil justice for military families and women’s legal history.