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LawZone: Mapping Unmet Legal Need

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International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, Volume: 24, Issue: 2, Pages: 3 - 42

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Mapping unmet legal need assists university law clinics plan activities to meet the needs of the communities they serve. This article, by looking at a project where students started mapping unmet legal need in their locality, will consider the pedagogical issues associated with identifying unmet leg...

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ISSN: 1467-1069
Published: 2017
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