Filling in the ‘Larger Puzzle’: Clinical Scholarship in the Wake of THE LAWYERING PROCESS
Clinical Law Review, Vol. 10 (2003)
25 Pages Posted: 27 May 2020
Date Written: 2003
Gary Bellow's and Bea Moulton's The Lawyering Process challenged conventional legal education on every front, from the types of material included to the questions asked about law and lawyers. Their book has inspired a generation (or more) of clinicians to teach and think about law differently. In this article, the authors focus on the impact Bellow's and Moulton's book has had as a teaching text and as early clinical scholarship. The authors discuss four topics addressed in The Lawyering Process-the public role of lawyers, ethics and professionalism, theory of lawyering, and the clinical methodology-and how those topics are addressed in their book, an anthology of readings for live-client clinical courses. The authors also show the influence that Bellow's and Moulton's ideas have had on the body of clinical scholarship that has developed since the publication of The Lawyering Process and from which most of the material in their anthology was drawn. The article concludes with some reflections on the proper scope of clinical scholarship and its future role in the clinical movement.
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