Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(9), pp. 1504 - 1509
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050907
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How to Integrate Student Internships into Legal Studies Research and Curriculum: A Case Study


Jill O. Jasperson *
Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, USA

ABSTRACT

The aim of this article is to answer the 'how' and 'why' of a Legal Studies internship experience at a public university. Internship is an integral part of student learning. Although the Faculty/Organizers conducted a free legal clinic for five years previous, this case study discusses a first time internship attempt by faculty and administration to meet the needs of students. This descriptive case study discusses students' research during the internship as well as various assignments and reflective papers. Problems with current practices are identified as well as best practices encountered.

KEYWORDS
Internship, Legal Studies, Law, Clinic, How and Why, Work, Legal, Pro Bono, Attorney, Lawyer, Paralegal, Case Study, Curriculum, Student Learning, Descriptive, Research, Assignments, Reflection Papers, Reflective, Paralegal Studies, Law Students, Legal St

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Jill O. Jasperson . "How to Integrate Student Internships into Legal Studies Research and Curriculum: A Case Study." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.9 (2017) 1504 - 1509. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050907.