LSSSELaw School Survey of Student Engagement (Indiana)
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These results, gathered through the LSSSE survey, describe low
and, beginning in 2012, Australia, have participated in LSSSE, yielding
LSSSE, and in 2013, 97 law schools participated; more than 25,000
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Infra Appendix A, Question 1; LSSSE RESULTS, supra note
Another conclusion of the LSSSE is that "[s]tudents benefit from positive, substantive interactions with other students." (25) Interactive, collaborative learning opportunities help prepare students for the effective practice of law.
(30) According to the LSSSE 2006, students who had clinical or other field experience reported higher gains in several areas, including speaking and writing proficiency, higher order thinking skills and competence, and confidence in solving complex, real-world problems.
(51) Best Practices concludes that the best experiential learning occurs when there is "a continuous, circular four stage sequence of experience, reflection, theory, and application." (52) That method closely matches students' own assessment of how they learn in the LSSSE. (53) Pretrial Practice can provide this ideal type of experiential learning.
The practices that lead to the type of student learning discussed in the LSSSE, including feedback, collaborative learning, and practical application of skills, are all present in Pretrial Practice.
SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, at 2 (hereinafter LSSSE 2006).
Seventy-seven law schools (out of approximately 200 American Bar Association-recognized schools) participated in the 2010 LSSSE. Survey results are available at