1st Edition

Biopolitics and Structure in Legal Education

Edited By Luca Siliquini-Cinelli, Thomas Giddens Copyright 2023
    284 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Taking up the study of legal education in distinctly biopolitical terms, this book provides a critical and political analysis of structure in the law school.

    Legal education concerns the complex pathways by which an individual becomes a lawyer, making the journey from lay-person to expert, from student to practitioner. To pose the idea of a biopolitics of legal education is not only to recognise the tensions surrounding this journey, but also to recognise that legal education is a key site in which the subject engages, and is engaged by, a particular structure—and here the particular structure of the law school. This book explores that structure by addressing the characteristics of the biopolitical orders engaged in legal education, including: understanding the lawyer as a commodity, unpicking the force relations in legal education, examining the ways codes of conduct in higher education impact academic freedom, as well as putting the distinctly Western structures of legal learning within a wider context.

    Assembling original, field-defining essays by both leading international scholars and emerging researchers, it constitutes an indispensable resource in legal education research and scholarship that will appeal to legal academics everywhere.

    List of Contributors

    Introduction

    LUCA SILIQUINI-CINELLI

    PART 1

    Producing Lawyering Subjects

    1 The Office of Law Teacher

    THOMAS GIDDENS

    2 Educating into Aware Subjects Instead of Unaware Objects

    PETER ČUROŠ

    3 Biopolitics and the Solicitors Qualifying Examination

    OMAR MADHLOOM

    4 The Biopolitical Perspective in Women’s Legal Education

    LUANA MATHIAS SOUTO

    5 Lawyer as Biopolitical Asset

    JANE CHING

    PART 2

    Relations

    6 Care, Practices of Justice, and the Renewal of Legal Education in Italy: A Case from the Roma Tre Law Clinic

    MARTINA MILLEFIORINI AND CARLO CAPRIOGLIO

    7 Better Read than Unread?: Books and the Teaching(s) of International Law

    JOHN R MORSS

    8 The Truth about Conceptions of Law in Latin American Legal Education

    FERNANDO DEL MASTRO PUCCIO AND SERGIO IVAN ANZOLA RODRIGUEZ

    9 The Clinical Humanisation of Legal Education: From the Western Model to Emerging Practices in Non-Western Countries

    COSMOS NIKE NWEDU

    10 On the Biopolitics of Legal Education in Turkey

    ERIC DEIBEL AND TALYA DEIBEL

    11 The Impact of Codes of Conduct on Academic Freedom

    FRANCINE ROCHFORD

    PART 3

    Meta-Structures

    12 Loneliness in Legal Education and the Legal Profession

    CHIN CHIN SIA

    13 The ‘Politics’ of Responsible Social Media Use in Universities: Cautionary Tales for Student Experience?

    KIM BARKER AND OLGA JURASZ

    14 ‘A Personal University’: Lifelong Learning and a Certain Kind of Fiction in the Swiss Law Educational System

    GIULIA WALTER AND FILIPPO CONTARINI

    15 A Tyranny of Metrics in the Age of Legal Big Data

    BRUCE BAER ARNOLD

    Index

    Biography

    Luca Siliquini-Cinelli is Reader in Law at Cardiff University, UK.

    Thomas Giddens is Chair of Jurisprudence at the University of Dundee, UK.