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Aiding Clinical Education Abroad: What Can Be Gained And The Learning Curve On How To Do So Effectively, Leah Wortham Jan 2006

Aiding Clinical Education Abroad: What Can Be Gained And The Learning Curve On How To Do So Effectively, Leah Wortham

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The author advocates donor support for clinical education projects abroad and outlines the minimal requisites that she would have for such projects - direct experience with disadvantaged clients, faculty involvement, and sincerity and integrity of organizers. She cautions against funders and consultants pressing new clinics to fit American clinical models. She provides sample reporting questions that would require projects to reflect on goals sought and results achieved. She draws lessons for efforts to assist clinics abroad from critiques of the law and development movement (LDM), the last major international initiative in legal education reform; more recent efforts termed the New LDM ...


Teaching Professional Responsibility In Legal Clinics Around The World, Leah Wortham Jan 2000

Teaching Professional Responsibility In Legal Clinics Around The World, Leah Wortham

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At a March 1999 Colloquium on Clinical Legal Education,1 a group of about 20 people, including a number of law faculty already teaching or planning to teach legal clinics in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union , were asked, "What are the goals that you think are most important for a legal clinic?" The most common answers were teaching about ethics and improving the ethical standards of law practice in participants' respective countries through this focus in legal education.


Student Participation In University And Law School Governance, George P. Smith Ii Jan 1976

Student Participation In University And Law School Governance, George P. Smith Ii

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To gain a better perspective for analysis of the present extent of student participation in university governance, it will be helpful to examine the experiences of several countries in Western Europe. This Article will examine the means by which American law schools have permitted reasonable student participation without threatening the academic freedom of law school faculties, a threat which the European experience reminds us is very real.