Prof. Stefan Krieger Gives Keynote, Presents at Int’l Conference in Czech Republic

Stefan Krieger, Professor of Law, Director of Center for Applied Legal Reasoning and Director Emeritus of Hofstra Clinical Programs

On September 10, 2012, Professor Stefan Krieger gave the opening keynote address at an international conference on experiential legal education held at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, entitled Complex Law Teaching: Knowledge, Skills and Values. His presentation, The Stories Clinicians Tell, challenged some of the current fads in clinical education and called for more empirical scrutiny of those and other trendy approaches in the teaching of practical lawyering skills. At this conference, Professor Krieger also presented a paper entitled “Designing an Environment for Deliberate Practice: Storyboarding as a Method for Trial Preparation” which describes a method he developed for using filmmaking techniques to assist students when preparing for trial.