The Lean Legal Clinic: Cost-Effective Methods of Implementing Experiential Education

59 Pages Posted: 3 May 2015 Last revised: 11 Jun 2015

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Jessica D. Gabel

Georgia State University - College of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Students crave experience built into their coursework, and the actual feel of representing a client. This article explores the building blocks of putting together a clinic (or experiential program) on a shoestring budget. From the mechanics of administrative details to getting buy-in from the faculty, students, and larger legal community, this paper addresses some of the external intangibles associated with an experiential learning course that for all intents and purposes operates as a clinic. The article also discusses learning outcomes, teachable moments in ethics and professionalism, and getting the bang for your buck in bringing skills and substantive knowledge to students.

Keywords: bankruptcy clinic, legal education, law teaching, law school, clinical legal education, experiential education, bankruptcy, litigation, pedagogy, ethics

JEL Classification: I20, I29, K00, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

Gabel, Jessica D., The Lean Legal Clinic: Cost-Effective Methods of Implementing Experiential Education (2015). Elon Law Review, Vol. 7, 2015; Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2601558

Jessica D. Gabel (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

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

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