The Clinic Seminar provides a fully developed seminar curriculum for use in any clinic, regardless of subject matter, by any teacher, regardless of experience level. Together, the student text and teacher’s guide provide a full syllabus of 20 model classes designed for two-hour class sessions, with step-by-step instructions so that even a first-time clinician can enter the classroom with complete confidence. Topics in The Clinic Seminar including: Client Counseling, Communication and Assumptions, Interviewing, Project Interviewing, Informal Fact Investigation, Storytelling, Theory of the Case or Project, Collaboration, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Exhibits, Objections, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, Negotiation, Presentation Skills, Writing, Establishing Professional Boundaries, Conducting Rounds, Ethics, Challenging Assumptions, System Change, and Exploring Justice.
A typical chapter in The Clinic Seminar Teacher’s Guide walks the instructor through classroom set up and material preparation, lecture notes, a step-by-step guide to classroom exercises, questions to pose to students at various stages of class. A typical chapter in The Clinic Seminar student text includes: a list of student learning goals, a description of class, an assignment in preparation for class, an interdisciplinary reading assignment, and handouts or other take-aways that students will continue to use throughout their professional lives.