Over the last number of years, the legal academy has placed increasing emphasis on the need to diversify teaching methods, and in particular, has focused on expanding in-class, experiential teaching methods. Educational research confirms that learning experientially has multiple benefits for adult learners, including better retention of material, the ability to explore a more diverse range of representation contexts, the development and use of a broader range of analytical skills, and an emphasis professional collaboration and growth.1Consistent with this evolution of the scholarship on teaching and learning in law school, ABA Standard 303(a)(3) requires all students to complete“ one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours.”2This growing recognition has increased demand for experiential learning courses and clinics at law schools, and presents opportunities for innovative teaching and com-munity partnerships. . .
Meredith J. Harbach & Naomi Cahn, Introduction: Family court review special issue dynamic pedagogy in the family and juvenile law classroom: Experiential and in-class exercises, 60 Family Ct. Rev. 611 (2022).