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Clinical Legal Education
Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives

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ISBN 9780367273491
August 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Clinical Legal Education provides a range of philosophical and theoretical frameworks that can serve to enrich the teaching and practice of clinical legal education (CLE). The CLE has become an increasingly common feature of the curriculum in law schools across the globe, but there has been relatively little attention paid to the theoretical and philosophical dimensions of this approach. This book therefore addresses this deficit by bringing together contributions from across the global clinical community to analyse their CLE practice using the framework of a clearly articulated philosophical or theoretical approach. Contributions include: Sweden, Malta, Croatia, Italy, Canada, S. America, India, Australia and Ethiopia. As a result, this book will provide a rich and diverse international comparative perspective. Of interest to scholars of clinical legal education and practitioners, Clinical Legal Education illustrates how a variety of philosophical and theoretical perspectives can illuminate a range of clinical legal education approaches.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Place Based Education: Clinical Legal Education and Ethics

Sarah Buhler and Rachel Stalker 

Chapter 2

Clinical Legal Education and Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the DRC

Roni Rothler  

Chapter 3

Capitalising on Clinical Legal Education: Insights from Bourdieu

Andrew Gilbert 

Chapter 4

Clinical Legal Education in Brazil: Insights from Paulo Freire's Pedagogy

Fernanda Lapa and Horácio Rodrigues 

Chapter 5

Luigi Ferrajoli’s Theory of Fundamental Rights and Clinical Legal Education

Andrés Gascón-Cuenca 

Chapter 6

Applying Rawls’ theory of justice to Clinical Legal Education in the Republic of Croatia

Omar Madhloom and Barbara Preložnjak 

Chapter 7

Towards a Capability Approach to Clinical Legal Education

Hugh McFaul 

Chapter 8

Neoliberalism and Street Law: Examining the success of a communitarian initiative in a neoliberal higher education system

Ben Perdue 

Chapter 9

Using Institutional Theory in Legal Education

Peter Čuroš 

Chapter 10

Legal Pluralism and Clinical Legal Education in Ethiopia: The contribution of legal aid clinics in realizing access to justice

Getachew Assefa Woldemariam 

Chapter 11

The University of The Gambia Law Clinic: the role of a university law clinic in securing access to justice from the perspective of human rights and duties

Christopher F Gray 

Chapter 12

Developing reflective practitioners through human rights education in relation to HIV-positive migrant clients

Miguel A Ramiro Avilés and Omar Madhloom   


Chapter 13

Clinical Legal Education: a paradigm for business entities

Tobore O Okah-avae 

Chapter 14

Rebellious lawyering theory, sustainability and Clinical Legal Education

Richard Owen 

Chapter 15

Teaching Movements

Scott L Cummings 

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Hugh McFaul is a Lecturer in The Open University Law School. Hugh has research interests in law and religion, legal ethics and technology enhanced learning.

Omar Madhloom is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on autonomy, consent and legal ethics.