Future-Proofing law clinic

Alexander, Jill and Boothby, Carol (2016) Future-Proofing law clinic. In: Enhancing Employability Cross-Faculty Conference, 23 Jun 2016, Northumbria University.

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Abstract

In 2008, Susskind predicted ‘incremental revolution’, but commented on the failure of law schools to prepare ‘future lawyers for the very different legal work place’ predicted for the future. Clinic offers students a powerful “real world” experience, enabling ‘the transfer of expertise from the expert to the novice’ and in a way that should enhance their employability skills – but how far is that ambition realised? In the light of an ongoing research project run by the authors involving focus groups comprising current students, alumni, employers as well as Law staff, we will consider how clinic is perceived by those groups and whether students are clearly articulating the opportunities and perhaps limitations of clinic when applying for graduate employment. The aim of the research project is to assist students in identifying the relevant skills from clinic that will best prepare them for their future as lawyers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Jill Alexander
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 09:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30615

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