Editor’s note: a series of three reflective pieces

You will have seen that our last blog post, written by Vicky Pridmore, is a thought-provoking piece on the role that reputation plays in a law firm. A law firm is, of course, a business itself – and Vicky’s piece invites us to consider the importance of reputation for businesses.

Vicky’s piece is the first in a series of three reflective pieces which will be available on our blog in the coming weeks. Legal clinics, like the Student Law Office, provide the perfect opportunity to develop reflective practice. Our students are “learning through doing” and that means evaluating what they have done and how they might change that practice in the future. It also includes considering how wider cultural, social and economic factors might impact on their work or the needs of their client.

What’s coming up? 

Our next reflective blog post comes from Matt Boxshall and is entitled “The Legal Hunger Games”. In this piece Matt will look at the competitive nature of law school and how his views have changed during his time working in the Student Law Office.

Juliet Gough’s piece will draw our series of reflective posts to a close. Juliet recently attended a digital training event in London. In her article she shares the insights she learned from that day.

Want to know more about reflection? 

For an excellent guide to reflection in clinical legal education see Chapter 12 of A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education.

This post was written by Elaine Campbell. Elaine is a Solicitor Tutor at Northumbria Law School, responsible for the work of the Business & Commercial firms. 

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