Robert F. Seibel
Visiting Professor of Law
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
B.S., Bowdoin College [magna cum laude, psychology]
Courses Taught: Internship, Internship Seminar, Family Law, Law Office Technology: Professional Responsibility Issues
Robert Seibel, previously taught in the clinical program at Cornell Law School where he received an award for his volunteer and community efforts in Tompkins County. He is a past President and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), and serves as webmaster for the organization's worldwide web site. He is also a past Chair of the AALS Section on Law and Computers.
Mr. Seibel has been a speaker and organizer of many clinical teaching conferences, and has also spoken at conferences and workshops of various Legal Aid organizations, the AALS Section on Computers and Law, the Section on Litigation, and he has taught negotiation techniques to the AALS section on Law Libraries. He is a former Board member of the Legal Aid Society and the Community Dispute Resolution Center. Prior to teaching, he practiced law at a large private law firm in Boston where he specialized in estate planning and administration. He has published articles based on his original empirical research about law school field placement programs and the demographics of clinical teachers.
- with Theresa Player and Michael Norwood, "Internet Team Teaching: One Team's Experience," JURIST: The Legal Education Network, online publication (2002).
- with Nancy Cook, "The Inaugural CLEA Creative Writing Contest," 4 Thomas Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law 179 (2001).
- with Michael Bryce, "Trends in Clinical Legal Education," 70 New York State Bar Journal 26 (1998).
- with Linda Morton, "Field Placement Programs: Practices, Problems, Possibilities," 2 Clinical Law Review 413 (1996).
- "Do Deans Discriminate? An Examination of Lower Salaries Paid to Women Clinical Teachers," 6 UCLA Women's Law Journal 541 (1996).
- with Dan Freehling, "Uses of Computerized Databases in Legal Research," Journal of Surveying Engineering 23 (March 1985).
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