Sandwich placements in law: academic tourism or a form of clinical legal education?

JOHNSON, N. C. (1998). Sandwich placements in law: academic tourism or a form of clinical legal education? Web journal of current legal issues, 1998 (2).

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Abstract

Whether or not education at the higher level can be integrated with practical experience has preoccupied educationalists in Europe and North America for a considerable time. There are some disciplines in which the existence of laboratory practice or simulated work experience can be used to assist the process of learning-by-doing quite efficiently. In other areas, learning from experience may be best carried out in the employment environment itself. Historically, in the UK this was the pattern for the traditional professions of law, accountancy, medicine and architecture. More recently in the UK, sandwich courses, predominantly a 'new' university contribution to higher education, have been developed to give students a balance between academic theory and practical professional experience. This article attempts a re-evaluation of the sandwich placement model of legal education in law in the light of the skills debate, and the clinical legal education movement.

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Additional Information: JOHNSON, N. (1998) Sandwich placements in law: academic tourism or a form of clinical legal education? Web journal of current legal issues, 1998(2) Copyright © 1998 Nigel Johnson
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 16:57
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/669

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