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In trying to combine the best possible educational experience
for the student with the highest quality legal services to the
client, the clinician has one foot in each of two very different
worlds. At one extreme, practitioners view academics as ivory
tower thinkers with no sense of the real world. At the other extreme,
academics view practitioners as trades-people, moving
cases to conclusion without any examination of either the public
policy behind the law or its theoretical underpinning. The chasm
can be large.
This is the story of how Yale Law School's Homelessness
Clinic dealt with that problem and the educational theory behind
the clinic's legal work.

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educational theory, clinic and law, homelessness, Yale