Professor of Legal Writing Jennifer Hill Participates in Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference Panel

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Professor of Legal Writing and Lecturer in Law Jennifer Hill participated in the 2014 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference at Stetson University College of Law. 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, they discussed the importance of community lawyering strategies for social justice advocacy. Hill focused on how Miami Law 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. Hill teaches in the Legal Communications and Research Skills Program at Miami Law.