Each Law Student Must Take Increasing Ownership Over Professional Development During Law School
PD Quarterly (Aug. 2018, at 27)
10 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018
Date Written: August 2018
This article first analyzes how the competency of internalized ownership over continuous professional development is foundational for legal education’s evolution toward competency-based education. Each student’s growth toward later stages of this competency will provide substantial benefits to students as well as to faculty and staff at a law school. The article then looks at the importance that legal employers give to this foundational competency, and the obvious benefit to a student who can demonstrate evidence to potential employers that he or she is at a later stage of development on this competency. The article finally looks at what we know about effective curriculum to foster each student’s growth toward later stages of ownership.
Keywords: Professional formation, Professional development, Professionalism, Competency-based education, Learning Outcomes, Ownership, Self-directedness
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