Teaching Practical Skills & Clinical Education during a Pandemic


How does one teach practical lawyer skills to students who cannot be physically present to participate in simulations or to deliver legal advice to clients? Two clinical professors share their answers to this question based on their experiences when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to adapt their practical skills courses and clinics to a remote learning format. This session is perfect for those who do not have much experience with teaching experiential courses using technology.  Attendees will learn about the technological tools the presenters found necessary to deliver their courses remotely and the planning that was required to ensure a positive learning environment for students. The session will also address important factors to consider when conducting simulated skills presentations through technology.  Attendees will hear about one specific example where technology allowed students to provide supervised legal advice during the pandemic.  By the end of this session, attendees will have inspiration and ideas about how they can use distance education technology to teach experiential courses in the future.


Associate Clinical Professor
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Hairston Mitchell
Clinical Professor/Supervising Attorney
North Carolina Central University School of Law


Session Time Slot(s)

06/05/2020 - 13:00 to 06/05/2020 - 14:00