Learning from practice : a text for experiential legal education /
edited by Leah Wortham, Alexander Scherr, Nancy Maurer, Susan L. Brooks.
Third edition.
St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2016]
xxxiv, 869 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm, v, 522 pages ; 28 cm
1634596188, 1683280709, 9781634596183, 9781683280705
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St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2016]
contents note
Section I: General Topics -- Introduction / Alexander Scherr & Susan L. Brooks -- Charting your path to success: professional development planning / Laurie Barron & Nancy M. Stuart -- Learning from supervision / Liz Ryan Cole & Leah Wortham -- Observation / J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy -- Effective communication and professional relationships / Susan L. Brooks & Inga N. Laurent -- Navigating cultural difference / Margaret Reuter & Carwina Weng -- Bias in the legal profession / Stacy L. Brustin & Carmia N. Caesar -- Reflection and writing journals / Alexander Scherr & Margaret Martin Barry -- Section II: Professionalism and Ethics -- Professionalism / Nancy Maurer -- Ethical issues in externships: an introduction / Lisa G. Lerman & Lisa V. Martin -- Ethical issues in externships: confidentiality / Alexis Anderson -- Ethical issues in externships: conflicts of interest / Cindy R. Slane -- Ethical issues in externships: duties to tribunals and third parties / Lisa G. Lerman & Lisa V. Martin -- Section III: Lawyering and Skill Development -- Learning about lawyering / Alexander Scherr -- Client relationships / Alexander Scherr -- Collaboration and teamwork / Janet Weinstein & Linda Morton -- Writing for practice / Kendall L. Kerew -- Making presentations / Leah Wortham -- Section IV: Practice Contexts -- Judicial externships / Mariana Hogan & Michael H. Roffer -- Criminal justice law placements / Russell Gabriel & Hans P. Sinha -- Public interest lawyering / Susan B. Schechter & Jeffrey R. Baker -- Public service lawyering / Jeffrey R. Baker & Susan B. Schechter -- Transactional lawyering / Ann Vessels, Stacey Bowers, & Mark Popielarski -- Section V: Your Future as a Lawyer -- Professional identity and formation / Daisy Hurst Floyd & Timothy W. Floyd -- Work & well-being / Marjorie A. Silver -- Externships and career development / Avis L. Sanders -- The future of the legal profession and legal services delivery / Leah Wortham -- On finishing strong: looking back and looking forward / Susan L. Brooks & Alexander Scherr -- Appendix I: Perspectives on lawyering / Alexander Scherr -- Appendix II: Permanent weblinks.
general note
Revised edition of: J.P. Ogilvy Learning from practice : a professional development text for legal externs. second edition St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, 2007.
"The third edition of Learning From Practice covers topics relevant to law students working in real practice settings, including externships, in-house clinics, and other experiential courses. Intended for use in course seminars and tutorials, each chapter helps students succeed in their work, reflect on their development, and plan for their lives as lawyers. The book starts with topics common to all real world experience: planning to meet goals, working under supervision, observing carefully, communicating effectively, understanding bias and cultural difference, and reflection. The book offers detailed coverage of ethical issues in experiential coursework including a new chapter on professionalism. A group of chapters address key lawyering abilities such as good judgment, client relationships, collaboration, writing for practice, and making presentations. This edition expands coverage of important practice areas including judicial, criminal justice, public interest, public service, and transactional practices. The closing chapters turn to the future and focus on developing professional identity, maintaining well-being, finding a job and career, and the future of the profession. Throughout, the book encourages students toward self-direction, reflection, dialogue and collaboration, critical assessment of law practice, and well-being and career satisfaction."--Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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