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BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World

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Building on Best Practices is a follow-up to Best Practices for Legal Education, a project of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), authored primarily by Roy Stuckey. With contributions from more than 50 legal educators, this new volume is not a second edition, but is intended to be used in conjunction with the original volume, as the core content of Best Practices remains just as useful as when it was originally published. In the wake of new ABA Accreditation Standards, the MacCrate Report, and other changes, legal education is called upon today to respond to a broader view of what lawyers must be trained to do. Building on Best Practices identifies ten such areas and provides guidance on what and how to teach them. The demand to teach a broader range of knowledge, skills, and values presents difficult trade-offs, however, that are also considered.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Roy Stuckey PART ONE BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE LAW SCHOOL: MISSION AND ACCOUNTABILITY 


Chapter 1 CREATING AN EFFECTIVE LAW SCHOOL MISSION

Chapter 2 ASSURING ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH MISSION PART TWO BUILDING A PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION THAT MEETS THE MISSION

Chapter 3 RETHINKING THE CURRICULUM

Chapter 4 REVISITING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE EDUCATION

Chapter 5 IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE EDUCATION IN SPECIFIC CONTEXTS

Chapter 6 TEACHING THE NEWLY ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND VALUES IN A CHANGING WORLD PART THREE BUILDING AND MAINTAINING AN EFFECTIVE INSTITUTION

Chapter 7 CREATING AN INSTITUTIONAL CULTURE OF ASSESSMENT

Chapter 8 TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION AS AN IMPERATIVE IN TODAY'S WORLD

Chapter 9 CONCLUSION