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Legal Profession

Legal Education

1986

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Two Contradictory Criticisms Of Clinical Education: Dilemmas And Directions In Lawyering Education, Carrie Menkel-Meadow Jun 1986

Two Contradictory Criticisms Of Clinical Education: Dilemmas And Directions In Lawyering Education, Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Antioch Law Journal

This article reviews what legal education is attempting to accomplish in teaching lawyering skills and where, from my perspective as a clinician, I think it has fallen short. I then offer some suggestions for what both clinicians and non-clinicians might do to further our efforts directed at truly educating lawyers. The two critiques I will offer of clinical education derive from two of clinical education's principal goals - teaching students how to "behave"as well as "think" like a lawyer (a behavorist goal), and teaching our students to think more broadly about the purpose of their roles as lawyers in ...


The Stages Of The Clinical Supervisory Relationship, Peter Toll Hoffman Jun 1986

The Stages Of The Clinical Supervisory Relationship, Peter Toll Hoffman

Antioch Law Journal

Clinical education is an established fact in legal education today, despite continuing battles in individual schools over the size and budget of the clinical curriculum and the status of clinical teachers.' Because of increasing pressure from students, the Bar, and faculty committed to the creation and maintenance of clinical courses, law schools have responded by labeling a widely diverse body of courses as falling under that heading. Many of these courses bear only scant resemblance to the service-oriented, live, poverty law clinics that were once the model for clinical programs.2 While no attempt will be made here to call ...