Getting Back to the Sandbox: Designing a Legal Policy Clinic

International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, Vol. 16, p. 96, 2011

33 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2013

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William Wesley Patton

Whittier Law School; UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This article discusses using cognitive psychology to design a legal policy clinic for the purpose of increasing student ownership in clinic assignments by: (1) enabling students to select their projects according to their own definitions of social justice; (2) enabling students to focus on their chosen substantive interests; and (3) increasing the possibility of students' persistence in engaging in pro bono activities post law school graduation.

Keywords: Clinic, clinical, cognitive, psychology, social justice, public interest, pro bono

Suggested Citation

Patton, William Wesley, Getting Back to the Sandbox: Designing a Legal Policy Clinic (2011). International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, Vol. 16, p. 96, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2215114

William Wesley Patton (Contact Author)

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UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

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