Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs
The textbook introduces the concept of experiential learning and establishes the recurrent themes for the chapters that follow. The text also raises ethical issues common to externship placements and provides a framework for students to work through the issues. Provides guidance for students who use journals to record and reflect on their externship experience. Focuses on how students can learn from observation of lawyering behavior during the externship. Also introduces issues of bias in the legal profession for reflection and discussion as part of an externship experience. Discusses use of externship to improve traditional lawyering skills.
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Learning from Experience
Appendix A Learning Agenda
Ethical Issues in Externships
Learning from Observation
Balancing Personal Life and Professional Life
Externships and Career Planning
Looking Back Looking Forward
Appendix Overview of Skills and Values from