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
Date Written: 2011
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
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