Lecturer in Law Jennifer Hill Participates in Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference

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Professor of Legal Writing and Lecturer in Law Jennifer Hill recently participated in the 2014 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference at Stetson University College of Law. The theme of the conference was "Teaching in the New World Order," and the conference focused on teaching trial advocacy skills. She was part of a panel presentation on “Taking Advocacy Out of the Courtroom and Into the Community,” together with J.J. Rosenbaum, Legal Director of the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice, and Charles Elsesser, Director of the Community Justice Project of Florida Legal Services. Using as examples recent immigrant rights, labor, and housing advocacy campaigns, we discussed the importance of community lawyering strategies for social justice advocacy. A professor in Miami Law’s Legal Communication and Research Skills Program, Professor Hill focused on how the University of Miami and other law schools are adjusting course offerings, experiential learning opportunities, and teaching methods to better prepare students for public interest and social justice work.