Navigating Cultural Difference


Navigating Cultural Difference



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


9781634596183 (pb.)

Publication Date



West Academic


St. Paul, MN


Practice of Law, Lawyers


Law | Legal Education | Legal Profession


Wortham, Leah, Alexander Scherr, Nancy Maurer, and Susan L. Brooks, eds. Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education. West Academic, 2016.

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.

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

Navigating Cultural Difference