Deadline: March 31, 2015
Public Education Policy and Consulting Clinic
This clinic requires a semester away in New York City
The United States is in the midst of a massive restructuring of public-sector service delivery. Staffed by broadly interdisciplinary teams of accomplished and motivated professionals, the most successful of these new federal, state and local reforms are replacing outmoded public bureaucracies with “learning organizations” committed to using public problem-solving techniques to enhance the will and capacity of public agencies to improve the life chances of the nation’s most underserved populations. Nowhere are these changes more important and promising, yet also challenging and controversial, than in the nation’s public school systems.
This full-semester interdisciplinary Clinic brings together upper-level graduate students in law, business, education and policy from Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Michigan, NYU and Stanford to immerse themselves in (i) emerging strategies for K-12 and allied institutional reform; (ii) structured, team-based problem-solving skills that effective organizations use to address the most difficult challenges in public education and many other domains; and (iii) high-priority multi-dimensional consulting projects on behalf of public- and social-sector organizations serving the educational and related needs of children.
Enrollment is by application and is limited to rising 2L and 3L students.
Students who are interested in this Clinic should submit a resume, unofficial transcript, and brief statement of interest (500 word max.) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5 pm. CPRL will notify students who have been invited for a video interview with Professor Liebman and the CPRL team. All interviews will be conducted by April 16th, 2015 and notification of decisions will be sent via email by April 20th, 2015.
Feel free to contact CPRL at email@example.com with any questions.
Accepted students will be enrolled in the clinic and associated course component by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.