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The Global Evolution of Clinical Legal Education

The O'Quinn Law Library collection now includes The Global Evolution of Clinical Legal Education by Richard J. Wilson.  Legal scholars researching legal clinics specifically, or the development of modern legal education genrally, might find this book to be of interest.

The Global Evolution of Clinical Legal Education is both a historical study and analysis of clinical education methods.  The first half of the book focuses on the clinical experience in United States law schools, while the second half is an overview of legal clinical education in the rest of the world.  While more attention is given to the development of legal clinics in United States, the global state of legal clinics is examined with a focus on specific geopraphic areas, along with numerous country case studies to supplement the shorter chapters. 

The Global Evolution of Clinical Legal Education is currently available on the New Books shelf at the far end of the law library reference desk.  This book's call num…
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Motions to Suppress is currently available on the New Books shelf at the far end of reference desk. The call number is KF4824.T68 2018.

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