Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education, 3rd Edition (edited by Leah Wortham, Alexander Scherr, Nancy Maurer, Susan L. Brooks)

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Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education, 3rd Edition (edited by Leah Wortham, Alexander Scherr, Nancy Maurer, Susan L. Brooks)

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The third edition of Learning From Practice covers topics relevant to law students working in real practice settings, including externships, in-house clinics, and other experiential courses. Intended for use in course seminars and tutorials, each chapter helps students succeed in their work, reflect on their development, and plan for their lives as lawyers. The book starts with topics common to all real world experience: planning to meet goals, working under supervision, observing carefully, communicating effectively, understanding bias and cultural difference, and reflection. The book offers detailed coverage of ethical issues in experiential coursework including a new chapter on professionalism. A group of chapters address key lawyering abilities such as good judgment, client relationships, collaboration, writing for practice, and making presentations. This edition expands coverage of important practice areas including judicial, criminal justice, public interest, public service, and transactional practices. The closing chapters turn to the future and focus on developing professional identity, maintaining well-being, finding a job and career, and the future of the profession. Throughout, the book encourages students toward self-direction, reflection, dialogue and collaboration, critical assessment of law practice, and well-being and career satisfaction.

Professor Weng's contribution, co-authored with Margaret Reuter, is titled "Navigating Cultural Difference."

ISBN

9781634596183 (pb.)

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

West Academic

City

St. Paul, MN

Keywords

Practice of Law, Lawyers

Disciplines

Law | Legal Education | Legal Profession

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Full bibliographic details available here.

Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, KF 300 .O38 2016

Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education, 3rd Edition (edited by Leah Wortham, Alexander Scherr, Nancy Maurer, Susan L. Brooks)

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