Putting Theory into Practice: Thoughts from the Trenches on Developing a Doctrinally Integrated Semester-in-Practice Program in Health Law and Policy

Indiana Health Law Review, Vol. 9, 2012

15 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2012  

Michele Mekel

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Date Written: August 20, 2012

Abstract

With the employment market for attorneys currently in a subpar state, legal employers have the attention of both law students and law schools, and these employers are demanding practice-ready practitioners. In response, law schools are turning increasingly to experiential learning opportunities of various types. For law schools with concentrations, certificate programs, or centers of excellence, experiential learning presents synergies upon which to capitalize in offering students specialized, hands-on training that matches their interests and makes them more attractive employment candidates upon graduation.

Keywords: legal education, legal training

JEL Classification: I21

Suggested Citation

Mekel, Michele, Putting Theory into Practice: Thoughts from the Trenches on Developing a Doctrinally Integrated Semester-in-Practice Program in Health Law and Policy (August 20, 2012). Indiana Health Law Review, Vol. 9, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2132888

Michele Mekel (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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