If you would like to learn more about experiential learning and externships, we recommend the following resources.
Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, by J.P. Ogilvy and others: This thorough textbook is intended to be used in a classroom adjunct to the externship placement. Although its audience is students and faculty, it will provide insight into the studentsí learning process. It is available on Amazon.
A Practical Guide to Cooperative Supervision for Law Students and Legal Employers, 29 Law Office Economics and Management 207 (1988).
Lexternweb (a site maintained by Catholic University): This site collects program descriptions, a bibliography, materials and handbooks from other schools, statistics and other resources.
Clinical Law Review (a peer reviewed law review dedicated to lawyering clinical teaching, legal practice, or related subjects)
In particular, you may want to review these articles:
- Beryl Blaustone, Teaching Law Students to Self-Critique and to Develop Critical Clinical Self-Awareness in Performance, 13 Clin. L. Rev. 601 (2006).
- Bernadette T. Feeley, Examining the Use of For Profit Placements in Law School Externship Programs, 14 Clin. L. Rev. 37 (2007).
- Alexis Anderson, Arlene Kanter & Cindy Slane, Ethics in Externships: Confidentiality, Conflicts and Competence Issues in the Field and in the Classroom 10 Clin. L. Rev. 473 (2004).