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Guiding Law Students through For-Profit Field Placements

35 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2012  

Bernadette Feeley

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: 2012


The goal of this article is to help law school externship clinicians guide law students through for-profit field placements. First, this article discusses the outcomes sought in traditional non-profit field placements, and the methodologies that externship clinicians use to guide, enhance, and assess the students’ experiences. Second, this article discusses educational benefits available in for-profit placements that may not be as readily available at non-profits. Third, using similar methodologies used for non-profit placements, the author suggests topics for reflection externship clinicians can use to help guide, enhance, and assess the for-profit experience for students.

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Feeley, Bernadette, Guiding Law Students through For-Profit Field Placements (2012). Clinical Law Review, Forthcoming; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-38. Available at SSRN:

Bernadette Feeley (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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