Prof.Cara Cunningham Warren, Co-Chair
Prof. Deborah Paruch, Co-Chair
Prof. David Barry
Prof. Cristina Lockwood (Fall)
Prof. Michelle Richards
Assoc. Dean Richard Broughton, ex officio
Assoc. Dean Nicholas Schroeck, ex officio
Assoc. Dean Shamaila Khan, ex officio
The Curriculum Committee ensures the School’s curriculum is coherent, reflects best practices in legal education, and well serves our student population. The Committee also investigates how institutional racism impacts our curriculum and identifies steps to eradicate that impact.
In 2020-21 the Curriculum Committee will:
1. Investigate how institutional racism impacts our curriculum and identify steps to eradicate that impact.
2. Given the importance of applying the law to the facts in the practice of law and on the bar exam, continue to facilitate faculty conversations about how individual professors should best address the problem of students’ difficulty with applying the law to the facts in their written course work.
3. Continue evaluating whether to modify the Fall and Winter class schedules to include more classes meeting more often and in smaller time blocks each week.
4. Evaluate allowing paid externships.
5. Analyze whether we should adopt a thirteen-week schedule, comparable to Windsor Law's.
6. Continue our work on assessments.
7. Consider and recommend to the faculty whether to exempt clinics (and other courses?0 from the mandatory grading curve.
8. Consider and recommend to the faculty whether to change the experiential course requirement for Dual JD students to permit them the option of an LFP or externship in addition to a clinic.
9. Consider and recommend to faculty whether to allow a student to take a course P/NP when, while it is a required course, it is not a required course for the individual student because they have already fulfilled the requirement (e.g. a requirement in another course),