The Holloran Center and the University of St Thomas School of Law joins National Consortium
Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers (ETL) is a consortium of 28 law schools dedicated to "encourage and facilitate innovation in legal education in order to train new lawyers to the highest standards of competence and professionalism." ETL was founded by William Sullivan, lead author of the influential 2007 Carnegie Foundation report on legal education reform. In September 2012, Neil Hamilton, Holloran Center Director and Professor of Law, along with Jerry Organ, Associate Director and Professor of Law, and Verna Monson, Research Fellow, presented an overview of the UST School of Law curriculum at the ETL-sponsored conference "The Development of Professional Identity in Legal Education: Rethinking Learning and Assessment." Hamilton, Organ, and Monson reported evidence that a curriculum and school culture can foster professional identity development.
This summer the Holloran Center and ETL will sponsor a three-day intensive workshop for 28 faculty from around the nation on the topic of "Helping Each Student Internalize the Core Values and Ideals of the Profession." ETL Director William Sullivan will facilitate discussions with faculty. Guest presenters include Fred Hafferty, Professor of Medical Education and Associate Director, Program in Professionalism and Ethics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.