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Incorporating Experiential Education Throughout the CurriculumBuilding on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World
EditorDeborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
Document TypeContribution to Book
AbstractAs experiential education proliferates, law schools will design approaches suited to their individual missions and circumstances. No “one size fits all” strategy will suffice and the current period of creativity will no doubt continue to bring forth new methods and structures. Legal education urgently needs empirical research on what methods will best promote deep learning that transfers to practice. At the same time, enough experience has accumulated to identify five general “best practices”: Incorporating experiential education widely throughout the curriculum Providing a range of experiential course types and making them available to all students Ensuring that experiential courses add value to students’ experience Requiring real supervised practice experience — preferably one law clinic and one externship — for all students Developing a common vocabulary and evaluative criteria for experiential education This section of the book Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Lexis 2015) provides guidance on how to implement each of these five best practices.
Citation InformationDeborah Maranville, et al., Incorporating Experiential Education Throughout the Curriculum, in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, et al., eds. 2015).