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Your place or mine? Evaluating the perspectives of the Practical Legal Training work experience placement through the eyes of the supervisors and the students


Rachel Spencer 
Flinders University, Director of Practical Legal Training 
rachel.spencer@flinders.edu.au

 

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Whilst PLT providers are indebted to the legal profession for providing Placements for our students, we need to be pro-active in educating the current profession about the needs of tomorrow's profession. Good lawyers are not necessarily good teachers. The notion that students "had better see what it is like in the real world" is short-sighted and unrealistic in its naivete. This paper analyses the real gaps between the expectations of students on Placement and the supervisors who host them.

Practical Legal Training, work experience placement, supervison, practicum

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Spencer, R. (2007) Your place or mine? Evaluating the perspectives of the Practical Legal Training work experience placement through the eyes of the supervisors and the students. International Education Journal, 8 (2), 365-376.
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