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A Model for Interdisciplinary Clinical Education: Medical and Legal Professionals Learning and Working Together to Promote Public Health

International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 2012, vol. 18, pp. 149-164

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-03

17 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2013 Last revised: 31 Jul 2014

Lisa Bliss

Georgia State University - College of Law

Sylvia Caley

Georgia State University College of Law

Robert Pettignano

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This article describes the interdisciplinary curriculum of an innovative medical-legal partnership clinic based at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. The law school clinic trains law students who work collaboratively with medical residents from Emory University School of Medicine, fourth year students from Morehouse School of Medicine, and masters in social work students, fellows from the university’s masters in public health program and fellows from the masters in bioethics program at Emory University. The article identifies the goals of the clinic and some of the challenges and opportunities in working with diverse professionals in an interdisciplinary educational setting.

Keywords: clinical education, medical education, legal education, medical schools, law schools, interdisciplinary teaching, medical-legal partnerships, public health, social work

JEL Classification: I19, I18, K32, K00, K49, Z00

Suggested Citation

Bliss, Lisa and Caley, Sylvia and Pettignano, Robert, A Model for Interdisciplinary Clinical Education: Medical and Legal Professionals Learning and Working Together to Promote Public Health (2012). International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 2012, vol. 18, pp. 149-164; Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2208076

Lisa Bliss (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

Sylvia Caley

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

Robert Pettignano

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta ( email )

Atlanta, GA
United States

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