Practice and Professionalization

Title

Gaining from the System: Lessons from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement About Student Development in Law School

Document Type

Law Review Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Keywords

assessment, minimum-competence, professional-identity

Abstract

This paper considers the factors that influence law students’ assessment of their professional and academic development during law school. It uses responses of 5,612 third- and fourth-year law students to the Law School Survey of Student Engagement to identify student activities and behaviors that relate to professional and academic gains; individual and law school characteristics also are examined. Four aspects of the law school experience emerge as integral parts of students’ professional and academic development.

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