Conversations on 'Community Lawyering': The Newest (Oldest) Wave in Clinical Legal Education

45 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2008  

Karen L. Tokarz

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Nancy L. Cook

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

Susan L. Brooks

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Brenda Bratton Blom

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This Article explores the pedagogical and professional challenges and rewards of community lawyering and clinical legal education. The authors are clinical law faculty who self-identify as community lawyers and teachers of community lawyering clinics. They have gathered in recent years with a larger group of similarly engaged colleagues to discuss what is meant by community lawyering, how it is taught, and how it is practiced. This Article seeks to capture some of those conversations, crystallize some of the ideas that have arisen out of the discussions, and examine the implications of these ruminations for future directions in clinical legal education.

Keywords: clinical legal education, legal education

Suggested Citation

Tokarz, Karen L. and Cook, Nancy L. and Brooks, Susan L. and Bratton Blom, Brenda, Conversations on 'Community Lawyering': The Newest (Oldest) Wave in Clinical Legal Education (2008). Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 28, 2008; U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-45. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1300469

Karen Louise Tokarz

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

Nancy L. Cook

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Susan L. Brooks

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )

3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.drexel.edu/law/susan-brooks.asp

Brenda Bratton Blom (Contact Author)

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
United States

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