David F. Chavkin, Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson Publishing Co., 2002.

This excerpt discusses innovative clinical methodologies, developed to maximize the opportunities for learning and for becoming a reflective practitioner.

In the first part of the excerpt, Chavkin defends the “reflective practitioner” model of teaching, contending it adds educational value to the “exposition-application” model still commonly used in law schools. In the second part, the author addresses different methodologies available under the “reflective practitioner” model of teaching: (a) live client representation; (b) making and evaluating choices; (c) case supervision; (d) rounds; (e) seminars; and (f) simulations. In the following four parts of the excerpt, Chavkin explores a variety of issues within clinical teaching.

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