Clinical legal education is playing an increasingly important role in educating lawyers worldwide. In The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice, editor Frank S. Bloch and contributors describe the central concepts, goals, and methods of clinical legal education from a global perspective, with a particular emphasis on its social justice mission.
With chapters written by leading clinical legal educators from every region of the world, The Global Clinical Movement demonstrates how the emerging global clinical movement can advance social justice through legal education. Professor Bloch and the contributors also examine the influence of clinical legal education on the legal academy and the legal profession and chart the global clinical movement's future role in educating lawyers for social justice.
The Global Clinical Movement consists of three parts. Part I describes clinical legal education programs from every region of the world and discusses those qualities that are unique to a particular country or region. Part II discusses the various ways that clinical programs and the clinical methodology advance the cause of social justice around the world. Part III analyzes the current state of the global clinical movement and sets out an agenda for the movement to advance social justice through socially relevant legal education.
- Documents the rise of experientially based (clinical) programs at law schools around the world
- Argues that traditional classroom-based instruction, which removes the study of law from the world in which lawyers practice, has failed to meet the needs of modern society
- Makes the case for a global movement to provide a more "socially relevant" form of legal education
"A major focus of clinical legal education is teaching appropriate professional values to entry-level lawyers. The project of figuring out how to do that is occurring in most of the legal education systems around the world. This book is important reading for anyone who aspires to be part of the international effort to train and enlist lawyers in the cause of justice."
-- Elliott S. Milstein
Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
"This unique book has truly global reach. It offers not only jurisdictional analysis and comparison but also a thematic account of the phenomenal rise of justice education throughout higher education, including its relationships with social justice, public legal education, professional ethics, and legal scholarship. The authors are to be applauded for this book, for which academics, lawyers, and students will be grateful."
-- Kevin Kerrigan
Associate Dean, School of Law, Northumbria University
Editor, International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
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