From Classroom to Courtroom: Community Based Experiential Learning in the Coordinated Arts Program's Law & Society Stream

TitleFrom Classroom to Courtroom: Community Based Experiential Learning in the Coordinated Arts Program's Law & Society Stream
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2017
Project Summary

Situated in the Faculty of Arts, the Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) provides an enriched educational experience for first-year students through its cohort learning community. Groups of students take clusters of linked-but-separate courses in one of five research streams (http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams), are offered frequent interactions with their learning cohort, and are given extensive support from faculty and staff. Our project seeks to develop and integrate community-based experiential learning (CBEL) into CAP’s Law & Society stream, by establishing a long-term relationship between Law & Society students and community organizations working in and attached to the legal nonprofit sector. The Law & Society stream focuses its curriculum on how legal and political forces influence the everyday lives of diverse populations; bringing CBEL into this dynamic curriculum allows students to learn from a community group that works “in partnership with communities affected by poverty and social exclusion to identify priorities and develop solutions to complex human rights issues” (www.pivotlegal.org).

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2017/2018
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorHeather Latimer
Year 1: Funded Amount40,016
Year 1: Team Members

Heather Latimer, 12 Month Lecturer, Coordinated Arts Program and Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Faculty of Arts
Fenn Stewart, Sessional Instructor, Coordinated Arts Program, Faculty of Arts
Kathryn Grafton, Instructor, English and Coordinated Arts Program, Faculty of Arts
Brian McIlroy, Chair, Coordinated Arts Program, Faculty of Arts
Laurie McNeill, Chair, First Year Programs, Faculty of Arts

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Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorEvan Mauro
Year 2: Funded Amount9,948
Year 2: Team Members

Evan Mauro, Coordinated Arts Program, Faculty of Arts
Heather Latimer, 12 Month Lecturer, Coordinated Arts Program and Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Faculty of Arts
Fenn Stewart, Sessional Instructor, Coordinated Arts Program, Faculty of Arts
Kathryn Grafton, Instructor, English and Coordinated Arts Program, Faculty of Arts
Thomas Kemple, Chair, Coordinated Arts Program, Faculty of Arts
Laurie McNeill, Chair, First Year Programs, Faculty of Arts

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