Using the Maccrate Report to Strengthen Live-Client Clinics

Clinical Law Review, Vol. 1, p. 411, 1994

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper

15 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2010

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Ann Juergens

Mitchell Hamline School of Law; William Mitchell College of Law

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

Clinical teachers can use the "MacCrate Report" - the Report of the ABA Task Force on Law Schools and the Profession: Narrowing the Gap and its Statement of Skills and Values - in a variety of ways to help live-client clinics. This paper assumes that the reader has basic background knowledge of the MacCrate Report. It also makes a fundamental judgment about the value and role of live-client clinics: it assumes that strengthening live-client clinics is important for the future of legal education. Strategies for negotiation for educational change, of course, must be tailored to each negotiation's context. Each law school has its own history, mix of faculty and other teachers, places where its graduates tend to practice, and geographic location. This essay is not intended as a blueprint, but only as a sketch for clinicians and proponents of skills training who are negotiating for changes along the lines suggested by the MacCrate Report.

Keywords: Pedagogy, Legal Education, MacCrate Report, Legal Training

Suggested Citation

Juergens, Ann, Using the Maccrate Report to Strengthen Live-Client Clinics (1994). Clinical Law Review, Vol. 1, p. 411, 1994; William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1680440

Ann Juergens (Contact Author)

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HOME PAGE: http://www.mitchellhamline.edu

William Mitchell College of Law ( email )

875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.mitchellhamline.edu

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