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South African Legal Research: Articles/Book Chapters about Clinical Law or Clinical Legal Education in South Africa

Focus: Sources to support U.S. law students working in a South African legal aid clinic

Recent Articles/Book Chapters about Clinical Law or Clinical Legal Education in South Africa

BLS patrons: BLS librarians can assist you in obtaining these sources.  Many links are to articles in HeinOnline ($).  Most of the articles published in South African legal periodicals are available through our school's subscription to Sabinet ePublications: LawDarvil and Davis have contacted the editors of Journal for Juridical Science to try to obtain a copy of the 2008 "Special Issue" focusing on clinical legal education.

University of the Free State (South Africa) provides vols. 28-32 (2003-2007) of Journal for Juridical Science at its publicly accessible website. 

LexisNexis South Africa provides De Jure (1998-) to subscribers. 

de Klerk, Willem,

Unity in Adversity: Reflections on the Clinical Movement in South Africa, 12 Int'l J. Clinical Legal Educ. 95 (2007)

Integrating Clinical Education in the Law Degree:Thoughts on an Alternative Model, 39(2) De Jure 244 (2006)

Specialisation at a University Law Clinic: The Wits Experience (co-author: Mahomed, Shaheda), 39(2) De Jure 306 (2006)  

University Law Clinics in South Africa, 122 S. Afr. L.J. 929 (2005)

du Plessis, M.A., 

Closing the Gap Between the Needs of Students and the Community They Serve, 33(2) J. for Jurid. Sci. 1 (2008)   

Divorce: Achieving Social Justice Through Clinical Legal Education, J. for Jurid. Sci. 24 (2008) (Special Issue)  

University Law Clinics Meeting Particular Student and Community Needs: A South African Perspective, 17 Griffith L. Rev. 121 (2008)

du Plessis, Riette, 

A Consumer Clinic as a Specialised Unit, 39(2) De Jure 284 (2006)

Haupt, F.

Some Thoughts on Assessment Methods Used in Clinical Legal Education Programmes at the University of Pretoria Law Clinic and the University of the Witwatersrand Law Clinic (co-author: Mahomed, S.H.), 41(2) De Jure 273 (2008)

Some Aspects Regarding the Origin, Development and Present Position of the University of Pretoria Law Clinic, 39(2) De Jure 229 (2006). 

Iya, P.F., Diversity in Provision of Clinical Legal Education (CLE): A Strength or Weakness in an Integrated Programme of Curriculum Development?, J. for Jurid. Sci. 34 (2008) (Special Issue)

Letsika, Qualehang, Clinical Legal Education in Lesotho: Some Reflections on Experiences in Teaching Lawyering Skills, 38 Law Tchr. 213 (2004)

This article appears in a publication of the UK-based Association of Law Teachers.  BLS Library owns this periodical in print.   

Mahomed, S.H.,

Some Thoughts on Assessment Methods Used in Clinical Legal Education Programmes at the University of Pretoria Law Clinic and the University of the Witwatersrand Law Clinic (co-author: Haupt, F.), 41(2) De Jure 273 (2008)

United in Our Challenges - Should the Model Used in Clinical Legal Education Be Reviewed?, J. for Jurid. Sci. 53 (2008) (Special Issue)

Specialisation at a University Law Clinic: The Wits Experience (co-author: de Klerk, Willem), 39(2) De Jure 306 (2006)  

Maisel, Peggy,

Implementing the Social and Economic Promise of the Constitution: The Role of South African Legal Education, ch. 17 in Law and Rights: Global Perspectives on Constitutionalism and Governance (2008) - Penelope E. Andrews & Susan Basilli, eds. 

Expanding and Sustaining Clinical Legal Education in Developing Countries: What We Can Learn from South Africa, 30 Fordham Int'l L.J. 374 (2007)

McQuoid-Mason, Dennis,

Forthcoming in Oct. 2010: book chapter: Clinical Legal Education in Africa: Legal Education and Community Service (chapter coauthors: George Mukundi Wachira & Ernest Ojukwu) in The Global Clinical Legal Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice (2010) - Frank S. Bloch, ed.

BLS Library has ordered The Global Clinical Legal Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice.

Law Clinics at African Universities: An Overview of the Service Delivery Component with Passing References to Experiences in South and South-East Asia, J. for Jurid. Sci. 1 (2008) (Special Issue)

Street Law as a Clinical Program: The South African Experience with Particular Reference to the University of KwaZulu-Natal, 17 Griffith L. Rev. 27 (2008)

Using Your Imagination To Light Up Knowledge, Skills and Values for LLB Students: Clinical Legal Education and Effective Lessons (keynote address at Learning in Law Initiative 2006)  

Access to Justice and the Role of Law Schools in Developing Countries: The South African Experience: Part 2: 1990 Until the Present, 30(1) J. for Jurid. Sci. 1 (2005)

Lessons from South Africa for the Delivery of Legal Aid in Small and Developing Commonwealth Countries, 26 Obiter 207 (2005).

Access to Justice and the Role of Law Schools in Developing Countries: The South African Experience, W.G. Hart 2001 Legal Workshop

The Delivery of Civil Legal Aid Services in South Africa, 24 Fordham Int'l L.J. S111 (2000)

Mhlungu, Thuli, Educating and Licensing Attorneys in South Africa, 20 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. (2004)

Perelman, Jeremy, The Way Ahead? Access-to-Justice, Public Interest Lawyering, and the Right to Legal Aid in South Africa: the Nkuzi Case (Land Claims Court decision in Nkuzi Development Ass'n v. South Africa), 41 Stan. J. Int'l L. 357 (2005)

Van As, Hennie, Taking Legal Aid to the People: Unleashing Local Potential in South Africa, 26 Obiter 187 (2005)

Van der Merwe, S.J.H., Failure To Discharge: A Discussion of the Insufficient Legal Recourse Afforded to Judgment Debtors in the South African Context, J. for Jurid. Sci. 71 (2008) (Special Issue) 

Vawda, Yousuf,

"But, where is the halaal food?" An Appraisal of Diversity Teaching in South African Law Clinical Programmes, J. for Jurid. Sci. 87 (2008) (Special Issue)

Lost in Translation: Language and Diversity Issues in Clinical Law Teaching, 39(2) De Jure 295 (2006)

Access to Justice: From Legal Representation to Promotion of Equality and Social Justice – Addressing the Legal Isolation of the Poor, 26 Obiter L.J. 234 (2005)

Book Review: Clinical Law in South Africa, 121 S. African L.J. 932 (2004)

Note: LexisNexis South Africa now sells 2d ed. (2006) of Clinical Law in South Africa.

Learning from Experience: The Art and Science of Clinical Law, 29(1) J. for Jurid. Sci. 116 (2004)

TIP: Search De Rebus - SA Attorneys' Journal

TIP: To find cites to articles about clinical law/legal education in South Africa, conduct this advanced search in De Rebus - SA Attorneys' Journal (monthly):

Containing all these words in the heading: recent articles and research

Containing this exact phrase: clinical law

or

Containing this exact phrase: clinical legal education

Conferences

TIPS: U.S. law professors Minna Kotkin and Carolyn Grose highlight upcoming conferences and workshops for clinical law faculty in their blog: clinicians with not enough to do.

Journals

TIP: Receive alerts containing the table of contents to recent issues of the journals below through Washington & Lee Law School's free Current Law Journal Content service.  Also, create a saved search (example: clinic* and "south africa") containing selected keywords.