Educating Lawyers

Author: William M. Sullivan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 078798261X
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The Challenge of Educating Lawyers "This volume, under the presidency of Lee Shulman, is intended primarily to foster appreciation for what legal education does at its best. We want to encourage more informed scholarship and imaginative dialogue about teaching and learning for the law at all organizational levels: in individual law schools, in the academic associations, in the profession itself. We also believe our findings will be of interest within the academy beyond the professional schools, as well as among that public concerned with higher education and the promotion of professional excellence." --From the Introduction "Educating Lawyers is no doubt the best work on the analysis and reform of legal education that I have ever read. There is a call for deep changes in the way law is taught, and I believe that it will be a landmark in the history of legal education." --Bryant G. Garth, dean and professor of law, Southwestern Law School and former director of the American Bar Foundation "Educating Lawyers succeeds admirably in describing the educational programs at virtually every American law school. The call for the integration of the three apprenticeships seems to me exactly what is needed to make legal education more 'professional,' to prepare law students better for the practice of law, and to address societal expectations of lawyers." --Stephen Wizner, dean of faculty, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Contemplative Studies in Higher Education

Author: Linda A. Sanders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118709179
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The complexities of 21st-century life—personal, social,cultural, and environmental—demand thoughtful responses,responses fostered and enhanced through contemplative experience.Contemplative education includes studies of the history,psychology, and socialcultural context of such experience, as wellas the development of experiential knowledge through one or morepersonal practices. Contemplative education has recently emerged in the academy.Although there has been significant published discussion ofpostsecondary courses and programs that incorporate contemplativeviews and practices, there have been few studies of relevantcurricula and pedagogy. This volume integrates research, theory,and practice through a fusion of perspectives and approaches,giving readers the opportunity to review contemplative educationalconcepts and applications in academic, social, and institutionaldomains. This is the 134th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher educationseries. New Directions for Teaching and Learning offers acomprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving collegeteaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and thelatest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

Legal Education

Author: Caroline Strevens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317106326
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The importance of simulation in education, specifically in legal subjects, is here discussed and explored within this innovative collection. Demonstrating how simulation can be constructed and developed for learning, teaching and assessment, the text argues that simulation is a pedagogically valuable and practical tool in teaching the modern law curriculum. With contributions from law teachers within the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa and the USA, the authors draw on their experiences in teaching law in the areas of clinical legal education, legal process, evidence, criminal law, family law and employment law as well as teaching law to non-law students. They claim that simulation, as a form of experiential and problem-based learning, enables students to integrate the ’classroom’ experience with the real world experiences they will encounter in their professional lives. This book will be of relevance not only to law teachers but university teachers generally, as well as those interested in legal education and the theory of law.

Christian Practical Wisdom

Author: Dorothy C. Bass
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467445061
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In this richly collaborative work, five distinguished scholars examine the oft-neglected embodied practical wisdom that is essential for true theological understanding and faithful Christian living. After first showing what Christian practical wisdom is and does in several real-life situations, the authors tell why such practical wisdom matters and how it operates, exploring reasons behind its decline in both the academy and the church and setting forth constructive cases for its renewal.

A New Agenda for Higher Education

Author: William M. Sullivan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470257571
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A New Agenda for Higher Education Historically, higher education has aimed to enhance the possibilities of life for its students. The liberal arts and sciences have sought to do this through cultivating in students a "life of the mind"—the intellectual dimensions of students' lives such as problem-solving capacities and critical thinking. On the other hand, the professional schools have focused on providing the means whereby students might "make something of themselves" by acquiring competence in specific skills valuable to others. In A New Agenda for Higher Education, the authors endorse higher education's utility for enhancing the practical as well as intellectual dimensions of life by developing a third, different conception of educational purpose. Based on The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching seminar that brought together educators from six professional fields with faculty from the liberal arts and sciences, A New Agenda for Higher Education proposes an educational aim of "practical reason," focusing on the interdependence of liberal education and professional training. The book includes case studies of instructors from a wide array of disciplines including those who educate their students for practical responsibility. The authors document the process by which they learned to collaborate with one another across fields and, in the end, produced a new discourse of practical reason. The book also offers faculty, administrators, and those interested in the promise of higher education valuable suggestions on how to put these insights to work in their own academic contexts. It promises to stir and support the development of practical wisdom among students of all fields who are preparing for a wide variety of careers and callings.

The Role of Social Science in Law

Author: Elizabeth Mertz
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780754626015
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The legal system relies on social science for answers to many tough questions. Social scientists study issues relevant to law. But are law and social science talking past one another? This collection of important articles and essays explores the difficult process of translation between these two fields, drawing on three different scholarly perspectives - the 'insider' approach which views social science as a tool that lawyers can use for legal ends, the 'outsider' approach of the law and society or sociology of law movement, and the study of the language of law. Each section of the volume combines theoretical articles with specific empirical examples, ranging from the death penalty through anti-discrimination law to family violence.

Educating Integrated Professionals Theory and Practice on Preparation for the Professoriate

Author: Carol L. Colbeck
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470295403
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There is a need for doctoral students to broaden their perspective on their own education so that they value teaching and service (professional and community) equally with research. This volume explores two interrelated paths to that goal. The first path encourages doctoral students -- and their faculty mentors -- to take advantage of the synergies among their teaching, research, and community service roles. Involving students in research, conducting research about one's teaching, or collaborating with community partners and students to investigate and solve real-world problems can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of academic work. The second path emphasizes connections between professional and academic aspects of faculty work. Faculty members who integrate their disciplinary and professional work become adept at recognizing and solving ill-defined problems, skilled at understanding and responding to ethical questions, and able to discover, teach, and apply knowledge with colleagues, students, and community partners. Topics discussed include: Professional Identity Development Theory and Doctoral Education Applying Lessons from Professional Education to the Preparation of the Professoriate Graduate Education and Community Engagement Networking to Develop a Professional Identity: A Look at the First-Semester Experience of Doctoral Students in Business Lost in Translation: Learning Professional Roles Through the Situated Curriculum Strategies for Preparing Integrated Faculty: The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Career Preparation for Doctoral Students: The University of Kansas History Department The authors consider the successes and failures of their case studies in the light of theories of identity development, professionalization, apprenticeship, socialization, mentoring, social networks, situated curriculum, concurrent curricula, and academic planning. They illuminate some of the drawbacks of current education for the professoriate and at the same time point toward current programs and new possibilities for educating doctoral students who will begin their faculty careers ready to integrate teaching, research and service. This is the 113th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Teaching and Learning, offering a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and on the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.