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"With approval of the CLEA Board of Directors, the Best Practices Project was initiated in August, 2001, by the 2001 President of CLEA, Professor Carrie Kaas of the Quinnipiac University School of Law and the 2002 President of CLEA, Professor Peter Joy of the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis. They asked Professor Roy Stuckey of the University of South Carolina School of Law to chair the project and then appointed the Steering Committee. Their charge to the Committee was to “develop a statement of best practices,” leaving it up to the Committee to determine the scope and nature of that statement. Best Practices for Legal Education was developed collaboratively over the course of almost six years, 2001- 2007. Roy Stuckey is the principal author of the document, but many people contributed to the final product." From Best Practices in Legal Education Book

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"Building on Best Practices is a follow-up to Best Practices for Legal Education, a project of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), authored primarily by Roy Stuckey. With contributions from more than 50 legal educators, this new volume is not a second edition, but is intended to be used in conjunction with the original volume, as the core content of Best Practices remains just as useful as when it was originally published. In the wake of new ABA Accreditation Standards, the MacCrate Report, and other changes, legal education is called upon today to respond to a broader view of what lawyers must be trained to do. Building on Best Practices identifies ten such areas and provides guidance on what and how to teach them. The demand to teach a broader range of knowledge, skills, and values presents difficult trade-offs, however, that are also considered." From Carolina Academic Press

Click here for the Executive Summary.

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"This site was created with two goals in mind:  1) to create a useful web-based source of information on  current reforms in legal education arising from the publication of Roy Stuckey’s Best Practices for Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation’s Educating Lawyers; and 2) to create a place where those interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.  The blog contributors and editor will attempt to document and record the most recent innovations and academic experiments accompanying the legal education reform movement — and stimulate dialogue between and among all sectors of the legal academy." From Blog


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