A Snapshot of the Law in the Streets: Reflections of a Former Parkdale Academic Director
Journal of Law and Social Policy 32. (2020): 32-44
14 Pages Posted: 15 May 2020
Date Written: April 20, 2020
In this reflective essay, an Osgoode Hall Law School professor and former Academic Director at Parkdale Community Legal Services attempts to model the sort of critical self-reflection expected of law students enrolled in the Intensive Program in Poverty Law at PCLS. The essay does so by drawing lessons from a brief interaction that the author observed in the streets of the community served by PCLS and from the author’s responses to that interaction. The essay aims to highlight the value of reflection in experiential education pedagogies, in community lawyering practices, and in learning about law in context.
Keywords: Clinical legal education, experiential legal education, poverty law, community lawyering, access to justice, reflective practice
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