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CUA Law Professor Emerita Leah Wortham's book, Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education, was reviewed in the Journal of Legal Education Vol. 67,  No. 1 (2017). See Below.
 

Book Review of Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education

Leah Wortham, Alexander Scherr, Nancy Maurer, and Susan L. Brooks, eds.
Journal of Legal Education Vol. 67,  No. 1 (2017)
Reviewed by Lisa Radtke Bliss, Georgia State University College of Law

Experiential education is indisputably an essential part of the law school curriculum. This is so thanks to a long history of clinical legal education and scholarship of clinical pedagogy, and to a continually growing number of publications, reports, studies, and standards that emphasize the importance of developing professional competencies and skills to prepare students for success in the legal profession. Experiential education includes law clinics, externships, simulations, and courses that may have combined characteristics of these three  major types. With the rise of experiential education, scholars have published ideas about how best to conceptualize, deliver, and integrate experiential education into the curriculum.

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Professor Emerita Leah Wortham's Areas of Expertise

Clinical legal education in Central Europe and the former Soviet sphere

Professional responsibility and ethics

Clinical externships
 

For additional information about our professors' areas of speciality, see Professor Wortham's faculty page.