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Learning Through Service in a Clinical Setting: The Effect of Specialization on Social Justice & Skills Training
Clinical Law Review
  • Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, University of New Mexico - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2001
Abstract
Arguing against the trend toward specialization in clinical legal education, this essay addresses potential limitations of specialized legal clinics in furthering the dual mission of clinical legal education: social justice and skills training. It points out that specialized clinics limit access to justice by leaving the myriad needs of clients partially unmet. They limit students' learning about the complex needs of clients and students' ability to discover broad inequities in the legal system. Specialization makes it more difficult to train students to be creative problem solvers, and affects their professional socialization
Keywords
  • Legal Education
Citation Information
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez. "Learning Through Service in a Clinical Setting: The Effect of Specialization on Social Justice & Skills Training" Clinical Law Review Vol. 7 (2001) p. 307
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/antoinette-sedillolopez/24/