Published on November 19, 2012 | by LawNews
Professors Stefan Krieger, Serge Martinez Published in Clinical Law Review
Professors Stefan Krieger and Serge Martinez recently published the article, Performance Isn’t Everything: The Importance of Conceptual Competence in Outcome Assessment of Experiential Education, in the Clinical Law Review. This article is the first scholarly critique that has been made of the theoretical underpinnings of the 2007 Carnegie Report on reform of legal education. In it, Professors Krieger and Martinez scrutinize – and ultimately reject – the Carnegie Report’s recommendations for outcome assessments in experiential education. Rejecting the Report’s contention that practical education should focus on teaching students to mimic the actions of expert lawyers, they argue that educators should focus instead on what students are thinking as they solve a legal problem.