Colehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=9ColeLiz Ryan ColeProfessor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cole_Liz_Ryan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, Boston University, 1973BA, Oberlin College, 1968802-831-1240<p>Professor Liz Ryan Cole specializes in clinical legal education and legal ethics. As founding director of the Semester in Practice and the Environmental Semester in Washington programs, she designed the field placement course and taught and supervised full-time and part-time clinical externships from 1984 to 2012. She teaches a problem based class – Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law – and actively supports the website for adopters of the course book, Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law, 4th ed, Zitrin, Langford and Cole. </p> <p>Professor Cole received her BA degree from Oberlin College in 1968 and her JD degree from Boston University in 1973. She practiced law in San Jose, California from 1974 to 1977 with Community Legal Services and as a partner in the firm of Katz, Cole and Beam. She served as training coordinator with the Legal Services Training and Advocacy Project in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1978 to 1980, and as training coordinator with the Legal Services Corporation (Region II) from 1980 to 1983. She joined Vermont Law School's faculty in 1984 as director of the Semester in Practice program and director of the Office of Career Services. She has been a trustee of Vermont Legal Aid and served on several committees for the Vermont Bar Association. She was a founder and first president of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) and in 2002 received the association's Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Legal Education Award. She writes and speaks on legal education, including comparative and clinical legal education, legal ethics, and the training and supervision of law students and lawyers.</p> <p>Professor Cole is qualified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator©, and uses this instrument often with students and lawyers as they improve their understanding of how they make decisions. She is an owner/developer of a co-housing community, a member of the CoHo/US Advocacy & Affordability team, and a member of her local planning commission. She also conducts workshops for lawyers and judges on improving their ability to give and receive feedback.</p>GP0|#1643d936-bca6-4edb-90a9-eb0c2ab221bc;L0|#01643d936-bca6-4edb-90a9-eb0c2ab221bc|Legal Education;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9GP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Independent Research Project; Interviewing and Counseling; Legal Profession

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              Student Interns Practice for CreditStudent Interns Practice for Credit<div class="ExternalClass459FB111A54141F4BDBD542DC53A7E4F"><p>​<em>Student Interns Practice for Credit</em>, Lawyer Training and Hiring Report, Vol. 6, No. 11, Apr. 1986</p></div>407Publication
              Gender Bias in the CourtsGender Bias in the Courts<div class="ExternalClass90E8BFC58D25411F95D9D9D6EEA41D2A"><p>​<em>Gender Bias in the Courts</em>, Vt. B.J., Feb. 1987, at 5.</p></div>406Publication
              Training the Mentor: Improving the Ability of Legal Experts to Teach Students and New LawyersTraining the Mentor: Improving the Ability of Legal Experts to Teach Students and New Lawyers<div class="ExternalClassE99B37E012CA42849EDAB76026BE04FD"><p>​<em>Training the Mentor: Improving the Ability of Legal Experts to Teach Students and New Lawyers</em>, 19 N.M. L. Rev. 163 (1989)</p></div>405Publication
              A Key, A Tool for Understanding, The Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorA Key, A Tool for Understanding, The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator<div class="ExternalClass49599752BB214E39942018C0A564E6B4"><p>​<em>A Key, A Tool for Understanding, The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator</em>, Vt. B.J., Feb. 1992, at 18. </p></div>404Publication
              Lessons from a Semester in PracticeLessons from a Semester in Practice<div class="ExternalClass4F270C27503A484997A253213B6C1BDE"><p>​<em>Lessons from a Semester in Practice</em>, 1 Clinical L. Rev. 1 (1994). </p></div>402Publication
              Learning From Supervision, in Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal ExternsLearning From Supervision, in Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs<div class="ExternalClass4360B761BA72413E803B4AA39CFD6ADE"><p>​<em>Learning From Supervision, in Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs</em> (J.P. Ogilvy, et al. eds., West Group 1998). </p></div>401Publication
              Teacher's Manual for Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal ExternsTeacher's Manual for Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs<div class="ExternalClass7271721C49914262B03BDA8CEE76355C"><p>​<em>Teacher's Manual for Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs</em> (J.P. Ogilvy, et al. eds., West Group 1998). </p></div>399Publication

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              Workshop for New Clinical Law Teachers—Performance Critique, Clinical Legal Education AssociationWorkshop for New Clinical Law Teachers—Performance Critique, Clinical Legal Education Association<div class="ExternalClassBF9548B7B50F41DAAFA8BEB330760C93"> ​"Workshop for New Clinical Law Teachers—Performance Critique,​" Clinical Legal Education Association in conjunction with the American Association of Law Schools, Montreal, 2001. <p></p></div>376Presentation
              Performance Critique WorkshopPerformance Critique Workshop<div class="ExternalClass642F977DF4D34A84976DDDF2E55F2D2F"> ​Designer and Lead Trainer, "Performance Critique Workshop," Vermont Law School and the Clinical Legal Education Association, offered two or three times each year, York, ME, 2002, and Hanover, NH, 2001.​ </div>381Presentation
              The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator—An Introduction for CliniciansThe Myers-Briggs Type Indicator—An Introduction for Clinicians<div class="ExternalClassBBCD22CC891848E39C480D2348FA1FAD"> ​"The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator—An Introduction for Clinicians," Midwest Clinical Teachers Conference, Lawrence, KS, 1994. ​ </div>384Presentation
              The Future of Clinical Legal EducationThe Future of Clinical Legal Education<div class="ExternalClass1CBA23AD7121445795F25314C59E118F"><p>​"The Future of Clinical Legal Education," Department of Education, Des Moines, IA, 1994. </p></div>387Presentation
              Litigation and the MBTILitigation and the MBTI<div class="ExternalClassAAAD927D05F347B9A526AD91B87F1987"> ​"Litigation and the MBTI," Vermont Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program, Killington, VT, 1991.​ </div>390Presentation

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              Class in the Upper Valley: A Community PanelClass in the Upper Valley: A Community Panel<div class="ExternalClass95646669E9A643CE9A51C38E18F0B3D5"><p>​Professor Liz Ryan Cole spoke at an event at Dartmouth College in January 2008, "Class in the Upper Valley: A Community Panel," a community conversation about societal divisions in the Upper Valley. Professor Cole's comments and an overview of the event appear in an article in <a href="http://thedartmouth.com/2008/01/28/news/socialclass/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">The Dartmouth.com</font></span></a>.</p></div>396Media Contribution

               

               

              Sterry Waterman Inn of CourtSterry Waterman Inn of Court<div class="ExternalClassCC7AF57F5452493EAE2CB9A3A82C5A7D"><p>​Member, Sterry Waterman Inn of Court, 1994–present.</p></div>412Affiliation
              Vermont Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeVermont Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee<div class="ExternalClass356A9431AFB7465CA33BEB4AD56ED204"><p>​Member, continuing legal education committee, Vermont Bar Association, 1984–87, 1991. </p></div>411Affiliation
              Vermont Legal Aid, Board of TrusteesVermont Legal Aid, Board of Trustees<div class="ExternalClass5B6668920C01421EA9EB8AD3F35364EF"><p>​Member, Board of Trustees, Vermont Legal Aid, 1984–94. </p></div>410Affiliation
              Association of American Law Schools, Clinical SectionAssociation of American Law Schools, Clinical Section<div class="ExternalClass67D9F6DE99984493830D8EC2679DE29F"><p>​Member, Clinical Section, Association of American Law Schools since 1988; Member, executive committee, 1987–91, and Chair, committee on externships, 1988–89</p></div>409Affiliation
              Clinical Legal Education AssociationClinical Legal Education Association<div class="ExternalClassFCE1A583A41C43D0B3FCDA8946EBB520"><p>​First President, Clinical Legal Education Association, 1992–93</p></div>408Affiliation