Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs

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West Group, 1998 - Law - 328 pages
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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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Contents

Learning from Experience
7
Appendix A Learning Agenda
24
Ethical Issues in Externships
49
Reflective Lawyering
79
Journals
97
Learning from Observation
113
Skill Development
173
Management Skills
199
Workplace Skills
215
Balancing Personal Life and Professional Life
229
Externships and Career Planning
271
Sharing Learning
299
Looking Back Looking Forward
311
Appendix Overview of Skills and Values from
319
Index
325
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