Published in 1999, this volume contributes to the debate on convergence and differences in the role of law and legal institutions throughout the world. Globalization and technology may allow convergence of lawyers training, practices and values. However, local conditions may create resistances and barriers which must be acknowledged and studied. The book focuses on social values in legal education and practice in four regions: East Asia, South Asia, South-East Asia and Latin America.
Table of Contents
1. Rethinking Lawyering for the Underrepresented Around the World: An Introdctory Essay, Louise G. Trubek , Jeremy Cooper. 2. Lawyering for the Underrepresented in the Context of Legal, Social, and National Instiutions: The case of Japan, Setsuo Miyazawa. 3. Current Issues for Legal Aid in Japan – Reform Perspective, Gotaro Ichiki and Tetsuo Ohishi. 4. Current Reform Efforts in Legal Education and the Delivery of Legal Service in Korea, Dae-Kyu Yoon. 5. Legal Aid in the People’s Republic of China: Past Present and Future, Weidong ji. 6. Thammasat Clinical Education and the Delivery of Legal Services: A Historical and Personal Perspective, Malee Pruekpongsawalee. 7. Legal Education in Argentina and Chile, Stephen Meili. 8. The Brazilian Bar Association in the Struggle for Human Rights, Elaine Botelho Junqueira. 9. Discussing Legal Ethics with Estern-European Judges, Leny E. De Groot-Van Leeuwen , Wouter T. De Groot. 10. Transcending Borders: Escaping the Confies of Gneder Violence, Linda A Kelly. 11. Learning from Communities: Leassons from India on Clinical Methid and Liberal Education, Kenneth S. Gallant. 12. Meaningful Echnage: Collaboration Amoung Clinicians and Law Teachers in India and the United States, Jane E.Schukoske.
Jeremy Cooper is a barrister and Professor of Law at Middlesex University, where he heads the Disability Law Research Centre.
’A fascinating account of the transnational reinvention of legal activism. In the aftermath of the Chicago boys and the triumph of neo-liberal economics, we are finally witnessing innovative legal responses that, as this book systematically shows, amounts to a reinvention of law and legal practices in numerous societies around the globe.’ Bryant Garth, American Bar Foundation, USA ’This is truly excellent...All essays are clearly expressed, challenging and thoroughly researched...A superb outcome would be to see some of these essays on student reading lists...’ The Law Teacher