Public Legal Education: The Role of Law Schools in Building a More Legally Literate Society – eBook PDF
Public Legal Education (PDF) makes the case for a more lawfully literate society and then talks about why and how a law school might contribute to attaining that. Furthermore examining what public legal education (PLE) is and the types it can take, the ebook looks specifically at the ways in which a law school can get included, including whether that is as part of an educational, credit-bearing, course or as an extra-curricular activity.
Divided into five main chapters, the ebook first explores the nature of PLE and why its provision is so fundamental to the functioning of modern society. Patterns of PLE are then set out ranging from face-to-face tuition to the use of hard-copy material, including the rising importance of e-based technology. One model of PLE that has demonstrated to be very appealing to law schools – Street Law – is defined and analyzed in detail. The ebook then turns to look at the considerations for a law school wishing to include PLE into its offerings be that as part of the official curriculum or not. The topic of evaluation is then raised – how might we find out if what we do by way of PLE is effective and how it might be enriched upon? The final chapter reaches deductions, some penned by the ebook’s author and others drawn from key figures in the PLE movement. This ebook Public Legal Education: The Role of Law Schools in Building a More Legally Literate Society provides a comprehensive examination of PLE in a law school context and includes a set of templates that can be applied and/or adapted for use as the situation and jurisdiction dictate.
A compelling and accessible read, this ebook will be of interest to law students, practicing lawyers, legal academics, community activists, and all those interested in PLE.
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