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Sondra R. Tennessee graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelors in Philosophy and from Washington University in St. Louis...

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As an associate dean of the University of Houston Law Center, Sondra Tennessee has witnessed her share of helicopter parents. She’s seen parents ask law schools to switch their child’s professor, because they didn’t think he or she was a good fit. She’s seen them try to get an extended finals date, without their child knowing that they contacted the school.  She’s also heard of parents contacting potential employers for law students to get more detail about offered benefits packages. As the academic year begins, Tennessee shares her advice with the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered on how students, parents and school administrators can halt the hover and foster students’ independence and success.

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Published: August 27, 2018
Podcast: ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
ABA Journal: Asked and Answered

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