The 2016-17 Survey of Applied Legal Education

53 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2019 Last revised: 16 Jul 2019

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Robert R. Kuehn

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

David A. Santacroce

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: July 2019

Abstract

This report presents the results of the 2016-17 Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education (CSALE) Survey of Applied Legal Education. The survey was composed of four parts – a Master Survey directed to each ABA accredited U.S. law school; Law Clinics and Field Placement Course Sub-Surveys distributed by the schools to the persons responsible for each distinct law clinic or field placement course at the school; and a Faculty Sub-Survey distributed by the schools to each person teaching in a law clinic or field placement course. Ninety-four percent of law schools and over 1,100 clinical teachers participated in the survey.

The results provide valuable insight into clinical programs and law clinic and field placement courses in areas such as design, capacity, administration, funding, and pedagogy, and into the role and status of clinical legal education and educators in the legal academy. This is the fourth triennial survey, following up on surveys in 2007-08, 2010-11, and 2013-14.

Keywords: legal education, applied legal education, clinical legal education, clinic, law clinic, externship, field placement, law school, law faculty, clinical faculty, clinician, experiential education

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Kuehn, Robert R. and Santacroce, David, The 2016-17 Survey of Applied Legal Education (July 2019). U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 639. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3397322 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3397322

Robert R. Kuehn (Contact Author)

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David Santacroce

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