Self-Reflection in Clinical Scholarship: A Paradigm Whose Time (to go) Has Come

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The wide acceptance of autoethnography as an emerging qualitative research method, that seeks to describe and systematically analyse own personal experiences in order to understand phenomena, has not escaped clinicians. A wide array of dazzling clinical authors writes in personalised styles, drawing on their personal experiences and successes on the creation of clinical programmes. There is no doubt that diaries, portfolios and reflexive blogs can be useful research instruments in the collection of useful data about the field. However, the explosion in clinical scholarship, rich in descriptions of self-reflection and experiences of an emerging pool of writers makes it difficult to keep up with. This paper therefore seeks to argue that it is time we slow down on self-reflection and address other pertinent issues that require further exploration in the operation of the clinic if we are to say with certainty … that clinical legal education has a global reach.


ConferenceA Joint Conference of the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE) and the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE)
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