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The Global Evolution of Clinical Legal Education
More than a Method

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  • Date Published: December 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107025615

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  • Globally, the methodologies of legal education have not changed in any fundamental way, some methods dating back hundreds of years. Law schools have relied, for too long, on passive learning methods such as lectures or cases. Clinical legal education provides an alternative that is more than just another pedagogical method. It provides a way for students to experience their emerging professional selves, while providing services or projects with poor and underrepresented clients. This book documents both the historical origins of clinical experiments in the earliest days of US university legal education, and the now-global reach of clinical pedagogy as a proven tool for effective training of legal professionals.

    • Comprehensively documents the earliest history of clinical legal education
    • Provides diverse regional views of the development of clinical training in law
    • Includes empirical evidence from the United States on the benefits of clinical legal education
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107025615
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. A global tour of legal education's primary teaching methods: the persistence of tradition
    Part I. Origins:
    2. Early University legal education in the US: a pedagogy of practice from the Antebellum Period to 1917
    3. The earliest legal clinics: dispensaries, clinics, the legal aid connection and the roots of a movement, 1870–1916
    4. The clinical model in early US medical training: why law didn't follow
    5. Theory and clinical legal education
    Part II. Global Reach:
    6. Clinical legal education in Latin America
    7. Clinical legal education in Central and Eastern Europe
    8. Clinical legal education in Africa
    9. Clinical legal education in East Asia
    10. Clinical legal education in Central, South East and South Asia, and the Pacific Island nations
    11. Clinical legal education in the Middle East
    12. Clinical legal education in continental Western Europe.

  • Author

    Richard J. Wilson, Washington College of Law, American University
    Richard J. Wilson has taught law for more than thirty years. He has been a visiting faculty member in law schools in Finland, the Netherlands, Peru and Japan, and was a Fulbright scholar in Colombia and Tiller House Fellow with the American Society of International Law. He has co-edited two books and authored more than 70 articles on a wide range of topics including legal education, human rights and criminal procedure, and he has received three academic prizes for his writing.

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