Understanding the Scope of Business Law Clinics: Perspectives from the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States

Roper, Victoria, Campbell, Elaine, Ben-David, Assaf, Greenbaum, Dov and Askin, Jonathan (2018) Understanding the Scope of Business Law Clinics: Perspectives from the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 5 (1). pp. 217-257. ISSN 2313-3775

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The impetus for the emergence of business law clinics across jurisdictions is remarkably similar: commercially orientated education and development of students combined with a reconceptualised social justice agenda which embraces entrepreneurial activity in all forms. Business law clinics face the challenge of balancing the interests of students and clients,of service provision versus learning environment, within a distinctly entrepreneurial environment. To achieve this, we must enter into a dialogue and embrace a common mission. This article addresses the gap in the literature with a comparative analysis of the Business and Commercial Law Clinic at Northumbria Law School, England; The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya Legal Clinic for Start-Ups at Radzyner Law School, Israel; and BrooklynLaw Incubator & Policy Clinic at Brooklyn Law School, United States. We posit that business law clinics should be valued for their rich educational experience, the important assistance they provide and the wider benefits they bestow on teaching institutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: business law clinics; commercial law clinics; clinical legal education; experiential learning; law clinics; pro bono; transactional clinics
Subjects: M900 Other in Law
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 10:16
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 03:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34586

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