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Legal Education: Simulation in Theory and Practice

Edited by: Caroline Strevens, Richard Grimes, Edward Phillips

ISBN13: 9781472412591
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The importance of simulation in education, specifically in legal subjects, is here discussed and explored within this innovative collection. Demonstrating how simulation can be constructed and developed as a mechanism for delivering and assessing, the text argues that simulation is a pedagogically valuable and practical tool in teaching the modern law curriculum.

With contributions from law teachers within the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa and the USA, the authors draw on their experiences in teaching law in the areas of clinical legal education, legal process, evidence, criminal law, family law and employment law as well as teaching law to non-law students. They claim that simulation, as a form of experiential and problem-based learning, enables students to integrate the ‘classroom’ experience with the real world experiences they will encounter in their professional lives.

This book will be of relevance not only to law teachers but university teachers generally, as well as those interested in legal education and the theory of law.

Legal Skills and Method
Foreword, Roger Kneebone
Introduction, Richard Grimes
Simulation and technology in legal education: a systematic review, Paul Maharg and Emma Nicol
Simulation and the learning of the law: constructing and using an online transactional assessment in employment law, Caroline Strevens and Roger Welch
Shaping the future lawyer - connecting with clients in first year, Nicola Ross, Ann Apps and Sher Campbell
Setting the stage: using a simulation as a first day of class exercise, Susan Marsnik
A large scale simulation, practitioners, their feelings and the verfremdungseffekt, Jane Ching
Using interviewing and negotiation to further critical understanding of family and child law, Maebh Harding
Virtual learning for the real world: using simulation with non-law students, Karen Counsell
Faking it and making it? Using simulation with problem-based learning, Richard Grimes
From trials to simulations: learning and teaching law and ethics using famous cases, David McQuoid-Mason
Re-visiting the law of evidence: a case study on the practicalities of simulation-based learning and teaching, Edward Phillips
Adding realism to professional legal education at the University of Hong Kong, Wilson Chow
'Ill-structured' simulations in two American law classes: labor law and administrative law, Roberto L. Corrada