Published on July 7, 2009 | by LawNews
Professors Andrew Schepard, J. Herbie DiFonzo Present Family Law with Skills Course at ‘The Future of Family Law Education’ Conference
Professors Andrew Schepard and J. Herbie DiFonzo presented at a Conference on the Future of Family Law Education at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. MN, co-sponsored by Hofstra’s Center for Children, Families, and the Law. The Family Law Education Reform (FLER) Project began a national effort to align family law teaching more closely with law practice in order to better understand and shape the law. The FLER Report, co-authored by DiFonzo, was published by the Family Court Review in 2006, and has spurred substantial changes in the way family law is taught in law schools. Schepard and DiFonzo each made two presentations, detailing the history of the FLER Project, the Project’s expanding web resources, and the new Family Law with Skills course which they initiated at Hofstra in 2008.