Stakeholder perceptions of Clinical Legal Education within an employability context

Alexander, Jill and Boothby, Carol (2018) Stakeholder perceptions of Clinical Legal Education within an employability context. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 25 (3). pp. 53-84. ISSN 1467-1069

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine how clinical legal education is perceived by current students, alumni, employers and clinic supervisors. The paper considers clinical legal education within the employability discourse in higher education and interrogates its place in the curriculum. With ever growing pressure on Higher Education providers to produce employable graduates in a challenging graduate marketplace this qualitative study seeks new insights into the role clinical legal education can play in preparing students for their transition from university into graduate careers.

There has been little empirical research in this area and so this article explores the literature around the employability discourse, with particular focus on the impact of clinical legal education on employability before reporting on the findings from the focus groups and reaching conclusions about the implications of the impact of clinical legal education on employability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinic, employability, stakeholder perceptions
Subjects: M900 Other in Law
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 18:08
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 18:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37938

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