Balance & Well-Being Section Speed Shares: Reimagining Law School

Date: Thursday, July 27th from 3:30 – 4:45 pm EST


Discussion Description:

In this program, students will share concrete suggestions for administrators, faculty, and staff who hope to transform legal education to support student learning and well-being. Students will share descriptions of student-led organizations and initiatives that have succeeded in promoting well-being, inclusion, and belonging on campus and the myriad ways in which their lived experiences inform their vision for change in legal education.

Watch the Recording Here


Janice Craft, Director of Professional Identity Formation; Associate Professor of Law, Legal Practice

Prior to her role as Director of Professional Identity Formation, Janice served as a staff attorney and later as the Legal Services Director of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of gender-based violence in the Commonwealth. Janice helped lead the Alliance’s successful effort to build a non-traditional legal services delivery program that provides underserved survivors of violence access to trauma-informed, pro bono legal representation from private attorneys in their communities. During her tenure, the Alliance’s legal services program realized year-over-year growth in the number of clients served, the number of private attorneys participating in the Alliance’s referral network, and the number and value of pro bono hours donated by private attorneys to Alliance clients. Prior to her work with the Alliance, Janice served as policy director for a Virginia affiliate of a national reproductive rights organization. She clerked for then-Chief Judge Walter S. Felton, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Janice earned her law degree from the William & Mary School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice (formerly, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law). Janice earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude.