Developing an holistic legal professional identity in first year law students

Tania Leiman, Deborah Ankor

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    Abstract

    Flinders Law School’s Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice [LLBLP] leads to direct admission as a legal practitioner, explicitly embedding specific legal professional skills throughout its curriculum. It links incremental and interlaced experiential learning opportunities horizontally and vertically across the LLBLP from enrolment onwards and supports students as they develop a positive identity as a holistic legal professional (Field, Duffy, & Huggins, 2014).This presentation showcases the innovative First Year Clinic Placement program [FYCP] initiative at Flinders Law School. Commencing in March 2014, offered through the Flinders Legal Advice Clinic and embedded in a first year LLBLP subject, FYCP gives students a hands-on opportunity to look toward the outcome of their studies and envision themselves as future professionals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventLearning for Life and Work in a Complex World: Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia Conference -
    Duration: 6 Jul 20159 Jul 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceLearning for Life and Work in a Complex World: Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia Conference
    Period6/07/159/07/15

    Keywords

    • Law Students
    • Professional development
    • Professional identity

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