Laurie Barron

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Laurie BarronDirector, Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education

Contact Information

401-254-4653lbarron@rwu.eduOffice 243CSSRN Author PageCurriculum Vitae

Education

J.D., New York University
M.S.W., New York University School of Social Work
B.A., Yale University

Laurie Barron is the Director Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education. She received a B.A. from Yale University, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and an M.S.W. from New York University School of Social Work.

Her previous work includes representing children at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York City; working as a public defender and team leader at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem; and clinical teaching in an interdisciplinary Prisoners and Families Clinic at Columbia Law School, in a School-Based Legal Services Clinic at Rutgers-Camden School of Law, and in a Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project at Boston College Law School.

Laurie directs the Feinstein Center and the Externship Program and teaches the Public Interest Lawyering seminar.

Articles

Learning How to Learn: Carnegie’s Third Apprenticeship, 18 Clinical Law Review 101 (2011)

Don’t Do It Alone: A Community-Based, Collaborative Approach to Pro Bono, 23 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 323 (2010) (co-authored with Suzanne Harrington-Steppen, et al.)

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Course Types

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Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

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Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.