Kendall Kerew has been leading the externship program at Georgia State Law for the past decade. She says that she has a passion for clinical legal education, which is rooted in the unique way that it blends student learning of the profession’s knowledge, skills, and values through hands-on experiences.
“Those experiences are extremely valuable in the professional formation of our students,” said Kerew. “Through their experiences in clinics and externships, students are able to engage in intentional reflection about what they want their life as a lawyer to look like.”
Kerew’s dedication to clinical education didn’t go unnoticed by her peers, as she was elected president of the Clinical Legal Education Association for 2020. It’s a position Kerew says she is honored to serve.
“CLEA exists to advocate for clinical legal education as fundamental to the education of lawyers, with its members seeking to foster excellent teaching and scholarship by clinical educators; integrate clinical teaching and extend its methods into the legal education program of every law school,” said Kerew.
Kerew was first elected as a board member for CLEA in 2017. She also currently sits on the ABA and Bar Standards Advocacy, Externship, and Membership committees.