Can a law school help develop skilled legal professionals? Situational learning to the rescue! SKU9222

Anne Hewitt and Margaret Castles

Most stakeholders in the process of legal education, including students, employers, the judiciary, the government, and the legal profession more broadly, agree as to the importance of equipping law graduates with professional skills. However, both academics and students acknowledge that the process of teaching and learning skills at law school can be a difficult one. In this paper the authors consider how professional skills teaching can be incorporated into a law degree, and consider their experiences in teaching professional skills in a tertiary context using a situational learning methodology.

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