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ERIC Number: EJ901672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Service Learning: Opportunities for Legal Studies in Business
Burke, Debra D.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v24 n2 p129-163 Sum-Fall 2007
Service learning is a form of experiential learning designed to engage students, faculty, and community partners in a mutually beneficial experience. Specifically, it "is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility." This article discusses service learning as a pedagogical approach that is designed to serve the dual purposes of teaching and learning while fostering a lifelong commitment to social responsibility. It also examines opportunities that exist within the discipline of business law for a synergistic educational experience among students, faculty, the university, and the local community in which these partners reside. (Contains 120 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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