Key essentials for getting the most out of live-client clinic supervision: Strategies for law clinic students

Supervision of clinic students is at the core of a clinical pedagogy. Supervision can be a challenging and daunting enterprise and one way to mitigate the impact of supervision is through the education of the clinic student. This paper provides information for embracing the possibilities and avoiding the pitfalls of receiving live-client clinic supervision. Using supervision principles and practices as a backdrop, this paper presents practical strategies to students preparing for supervision experience, creating supervision relationships, preparing for supervision sessions and undertaking case management.