The implementation of pro bono teaching clinics in university law schools has significant advantages for students, including practice-based learning, general skills improvement and preparation for the workplace. It has become more important than ever to prepare law students for practice, and employability initiatives have become the focus of many law schools. This paper focuses on the benefits of experiential learning in a pro bono teaching clinic and how such a clinic operates in practice. It considers the advantages of this type of service learning for students, and how it can advance their employability skills. It also draws a distinction between pro bono teaching clinics and formal Clinical Legal Education, and discusses the merits of both approaches. Finally, it examines the challenges and considerations inherent in establishing a pro bono teaching clinic within a law school, and suggests solutions for implementing an effective model, thereby enhancing student employability.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||International Conference on Learning: New Directions New Media for New Learning - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, United States|
Duration: 19 Jul 2017 → 21 Jul 2017
Conference number: 24th
|Conference||International Conference on Learning: New Directions New Media for New Learning|
|Period||19/07/17 → 21/07/17|
Cantatore, F. (2017). A Pro Bono Teaching Clinic: Preparing Law Students for Legal Practice and Promoting Community Service. International Conference on Learning: New Directions New Media for New Learning, Honolulu, United States.