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
Producing Lawyering Subjects
1 The Office of Law Teacher
2 Educating into Aware Subjects Instead of Unaware Objects
3 Biopolitics and the Solicitors Qualifying Examination
4 The Biopolitical Perspective in Women’s Legal Education
LUANA MATHIAS SOUTO
5 Lawyer as Biopolitical Asset
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
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