January 12, 2022

On Friday, January 7, several members of the Catholic Law community participated in a panel discussion, “The New Normal in Legal Education: What We Learned from Part-Time Programs During the Pandemic,” presented as part of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) 2022 Annual Meeting. Among the panelists were Catholic Law Professor Heidi M. Schooner and recent alumna Vania Smith ’20. Catholic Law’s Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Katherine Gamelin Crowley was also involved. As a member of the AALS Part-Time Services Section and chair-elect for the 2023-2024 academic year, Crowley helped put the program together. The panel was covered in a recent article on Law.com.

Date: January 10, 2022
By: Christine Charnosky
'The Biggest Mistake Is Being Under-Inclusive': Perception Affects How Part-Time Law Students Are Treated

Smith said law schools need to make part-timers “practice-ready and career-ready” because, despite the experience they entered law school with, part-timers are competing with first-years.

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