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Clinical education; legal education
Legal education has long been criticized for failing to prepare students for the realities of the practice of law. This article explores how clinical legal education programmes, offered at many Canadian law schools, may respond to this criticism and provide an alternative to traditional legal education. Through a reflection on the experience of working as a student at a community legal aid clinic, the author offers a student's perspective on the challenges and rewards of pursuing this type of legal education and discusses how clinical legal education may better equip law students for their future career.
Chiesa, Nadia, "The Five Lessons I Learned through Clinical Education" (2009). Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy. Research Paper No. 40/2009.