Professor Susan Nauss Exon, Professor of Law, was recently named to serve on a Civil Procedure panel for the Legal Education, ADR, and Problem-Solving (LEAPS) Task Force of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s Law Schools Committee. The goal of the Task Force is to increase instruction of what we call “practical problem-solving” (PPS) in law schools.
The Civil Procedure panel is just one of eight panels set up for different subject matter areas. The other subject matter panels include clinics, contracts, criminal law, family law, labor and employment law, professional responsibility, and torts. Each panel is made up of approximately five to eight highly-respected faculty available to consult with faculty around the country who want advice about incorporating PPS into their non-ADR courses. The Section of Dispute Resolution has taken the lead on this Task Force since many ADR professors integrate PPS into their courses.
PPS involves the range of skills that lawyers use regularly in practice in addition to legal research, writing, and analysis. These skills include fact gathering, client interviewing and counseling, negotiation, representation in ADR processes, and drafting legal documents, among others. For more information, please visit http://leaps.uoregon.edu/.
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