ERIC Number: ED425692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Law School Involvement in Community Development: A Study of Current Initiatives and Approaches.
This publication describes community development programs at law schools around the country, highlighting creative and innovative programs, encouraging the expansion of existing programs, and advancing the development of new programs. An introductory section reviews the three major law school approaches to community development: clinic programs, externship programs, and pro bono programs. The program selection process is then outlined and the key words used to categorize programs are listed and explained. The second section, on funding and organizational strategies, discusses getting started and building support, maintaining academic integrity, reaching out to the community, and leveraging funds. The following section presents profiles of major projects at 22 law schools. Each profile includes a general description, examples of major activities, and information on resources. The final section briefly reviews additional initiatives at 10 law schools, including some clinical or seminar activities that are not community development projects but have relevance for community development initiatives. Appendices include a listing of service learning requirements at 21 law schools, web page addresses of 33 law schools, and contact information for 36 institutions. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Community Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Law Schools, Legal Education (Professions), Program Development, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.