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Legal Aid, Law School Clinics and the Opportunity for Joint Gain

5 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2008  

Jeffrey Selbin

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Jeanne Charn

Harvard Law School

Abstract

This article identifies the shared origins of the legal services and clinical legal education movements and posits that both would benefit from renewed attention to historic connections, collaboration and synergies. In particular, the article suggests that law school clinics - with their freedom from significant funding restrictions and access to research universities - can serve as sites of inquiry to inform a renewed and robust anti-poverty agenda.

Keywords: clinic, law school, legal services, clinical legal education

Suggested Citation

Selbin, Jeffrey and Charn, Jeanne, Legal Aid, Law School Clinics and the Opportunity for Joint Gain. NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 08/09-3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1126444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1126444

Jeffrey Selbin (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Jeanne Charn

Harvard Law School ( email )

1575 Massachusetts
Hauser 406
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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