“Power and Politics in the Founding Era of Clinical Legal Education” by Roy Stuckey

Roy Stuckey, South Carolina (emeritus), has written an article about the successful efforts of clinical teachers from 1979 to 1996 to secure a future for clinical legal education and to enhance the status and job security of clinical teachers.

Stuckey’s work was encouraged and supported by the other surviving members of the Key Biscayne Group’s Coordinating Committee (the Gang of Eight):  David Barnhizer, Cleveland State (emeritus); Joe Harbaugh, Nova Southeastern (emeritus); Elliott Milstein, American (emeritus); and Dean Rivkin, Tennessee (emeritus).

“Power and Politics in the Founding Era of Clinical Legal Education” is available on-line in the National Archive of Clinical Legal Education that is housed in the Georgetown University Law Library.  The link is:   https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/handle/10822/1062764.

The article is in digital format, therefore, it can be expanded.  If you have additional information, anecdotes, or other facts that would more fully tell the story of that era, please contact Stuckey at stuckeyroy@gmail.com.

For those of you with an interest in the history of field placement clinics/externships, Stuckey also donated to the Archive extensive materials related to the ABA’s early regulation of those programs.  To gain access to those materials, contact Hannah Miller at the Georgetown Law Library, htm@law.georgetowm.edu.

Thank you to Professor Mary Lynch (Albany Law) for this post.

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