Holloran Competency Milestones

The Holloran Center Milestones are stage development rubrics that describe the various stages of development associated with various learning outcomes. The Milestones for a given competency or sub-competency associated with a learning outcome were developed by working groups --teams of faculty and staff from different law schools. Working drafts of Milestones are currently available for the following learning outcomes:

Working Group Members:  Kinda Abdus-Saboor (Georgia State), Lisa Radtke Bliss (Georgia State), Anastasia Boles (Arkansas-Little Rock), Susan Brooks (Drexel), Margaret Reuter (Missouri-KC), Jeff Proske (McGeorge), Carwina Weng (Indiana Bloomington)


Cultural Competency Milestone

Cultural Competency Bibliography

For Cultural Competency Teaching and Assessment Resources, please contact Brady King (bradypking@stthomas.edu) for access to these resources.

Working Group Members:  Michael Barry (St. Mary's), Clark Cunningham (Georgia State), Daisy Floyd (Mercer), Donna Gerson (Drexel), Michael McGinniss (North Dakota)


Integrity Milestone

Integrity Bibliography

For Integrity Teaching and Assessment Resources, please contact Brady King (bradypking@stthomas.edu) for access to these resources.

 

Working Group Members:  Danny DeWalt (Pepperdine), Yurixhi Gallardo Martinez (Panamericana), David Grenardo (St. Mary's), Neil Hamilton (St. Thomas), Patrick Longan (Mercer), Docia Rudley (Touro), Marjorie Silver (Touro)


Professionalism Milestone

Professionalism Bibliography

For Professionalism Teaching and Assessment Resources, please contact Brady King (bradypking@stthomas.edu) for access to these resources.

Working Group Members:  Rupa Bhandari (Santa Clara), Susan Fine (George Washington) Neil Hamilton (St. Thomas), Nicole Iannarone (Drexel), Kendall Kerew (Georgia State), Benjamin Madison (Regent)

 

Self-Directedness Milestone

Self-Directedness Bibliography

For Self-Directedness Teaching and Assessment Resources, please contact Brady King (bradypking@stthomas.edu) for access to these resources.

Working Group Members:  Lindsey Blanchard (McGeorge), Michael Colatrella (McGeorge), Daniel Croxall (McGeorge), Neil Hamilton (St. Thomas)

Teamwork/Collaboration Milestone

Teamwork/Collaboration Bibliography

For Teamwork/Collaboration Teaching and Assessment Resources, please contact Brady King (bradypking@stthomas.edu) for access to these resources.

The Holloran Center encourages free use of these Milestone resources provided there is an acknowledgement that the Holloran Center is the source of the Milestone resources.

These learning outcomes were identified for the development of Milestones because they are among the most common professional formation learning outcomes across the 188 law schools that had published learning outcomes as of June 2019, led by Commitment to Pro Bono (36% of the 188 law schools), Self-Directedness (32%), Teamwork/Collaboration (30%) and Cultural Competence (28%).

The Milestones are designed to align with what employers and clients will expect of law school graduates. The Holloran Competency Alignment Model set forth below provides a visual manifestation of the anticipated “alignment” between the developmental competencies expected of law school graduates and the developmental competencies expected of newly-minted lawyers by law firms, other legal employers, and clients.

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A second round of working groups was launched this spring. These working groups members are focused on generating Milestones for the following learning outcomes:

Active Listening: Lindsey Gustafson (Arkansas Little Rock), Jerry Organ (St. Thomas), Robin Thorner (St. Mary's)

Commitment to Pro Bono: Stephen Rispoli (Baylor), Pamela Robinson (South Carolina), Sue Schechter (UC Berkeley), Angela Schultz (Marquette), Jennifer Tschirch (Georgetown)

Leadership: Melissa Berry (Lane Powell), Yurixhi Gallardo (Universidad Panamericana), Neil Hamilton (St. Thomas), Gail Silverstein (UC Hastings), Alex Sklut (Richmond), Leah Teague (Baylor)

Professional Communication: Erin Binns (Marquette), Elyse Diamond (Pace), Quiche Suzuki (New Mexico)

This page contains a variety of resources of materials that the Holloran Center's Working Groups on Learning Outcomes have been working on since February 2017.

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