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Real-World Experience in Law School's 'Bedrock'

August 11, 2014
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The Washington Post examines proposed new American Bar Association educational requirements for the nation's law schools, and finds that the University of Baltimore School of Law is already meeting the ABA's new rules for providing experiential learning opportunities for its students.

"That's a bedrock of the University of Baltimore law school experience," Victoria Schultz, the school's associate dean for administration, says in the article.

The school's fall 2014 entering class will be the first required to complete six hours of experiential learning.

"We're constantly looking at what the student experience is at the law school, and how best to help our students gain a deep understanding of the law, and faculty-student ratios can be important for that experience," Schultz says. "We have a lot of small classes, and I think that's important, whether that's an ABA-mandated requirement or not."

The ABA governing board voted on Aug. 11 to approve the experiential requirements, among other measures.

Read the Washington Post article.

Read coverage about the new ABA rules in the National Law Journal (login required).

Learn more about the UB School of Law.