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

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Susan L. Brooks

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Frank S. Bloch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Alex J. Hurder

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Susan L. Kay

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Brooks, Susan L. and Bloch, Frank S. and Hurder, Alex J. and Kay, Susan L., Filling in the ‘Larger Puzzle’: Clinical Scholarship in the Wake of THE LAWYERING PROCESS (2003). Clinical Law Review, Vol. 10 (2003), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3587942

Susan L. Brooks (Contact Author)

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )

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Frank S. Bloch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Alex J. Hurder

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States

Susan L. Kay

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States

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