GHELC Seminar: Learner-Centered Instruction in Clinical Legal Education by Prof. Richard Roe – 18 Feb


Street Law, or practical law for laypersons, is a promising approach for educating the public about the law that affects people’s daily lives and developing their civic and academic skills, as well as for meaningful public service and outreach in the community by law schools and law students. Moreover, it is highly effective in developing the lawyering abilities of law students as a matter of clinical legal education.

Professor Roe will conduct a representative participatory activity to introduce the concept and methodology of Street Law. Then, he will ask participants to watch and analyze a 15-minute video that highlights the key elements of an exemplary Street Law class in an inner-city high school in Washington, D.C and illustrates the range of instructional possibilities and values – from instructional methods to learning outcomes. The instructor in the video employs a number of techniques in the context of a mock trial, including a role-play, class participation, direct instruction, guided practice, advocacy, and assessment. Professor Roe will show and discuss the video, focusing on the identifiable components of the highly interactive, participatory, and learner-centered methodology and the learning value to both the law student instructor and the end learners, in this case high school students. The video will be examined from two perspectives: 1) how to conduct an effective Street Law class and teaching in general on a substantive topic, in this case rules of evidence, distilling fundamental methodological principles for Street Law and clinical legal education generally and 2) how law student and layperson engagement in authentic law-related issues can develop and advance lawyering and civic skills. The video was produced by the D.C.Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Section.

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GHELC E-newsletter Issue 9: In conversation with Helen Liu – Create Social Values through Multimedia


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In this latest issue of our E-newsletter, we are grateful to have Dr. Helen Liu, Assistant Professor of Department of Politics and Public Administration, to share her experience in teaching and learning of the course POLI0098 Nonprofit Management for Political Science undergraduates. She exemplified how to integrate the experiential learning component into the course in which students worked directly with community partners to identify the social values and utilized multimedia tools to promote social values.

On March 25, 2014, our Centre is organising the ‘Experiential Learning @ HKU’ Symposium to share the best practices of teaching and learning of experiential learning courses in HKU, and to provide a platform for fostering university-community engagement. We invite you to join us at the Symposium, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience.

Best regards,

Dr. Albert Ko


Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

The University of Hong Kong

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