Emerging Legal Education

Emerging Legal Education

Series Editors:
  • Meera E. Deo
  • Paul Maharg
    Paul Maharg is Distinguished Professor of Practice - Legal Education at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. Prior to that he was Professor of Law in the Australian National University College of Law, Canberra, and is now an Honorary Professor there. He is a Fellow of the RSA (2009), was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (2011), and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015). He holds the positions of part-time Professor of Law at Nottingham Trent University Law School, and Visiting Professorships in the Faculties of Law at Hong Kong University and Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Elizabeth Mertz

Emerging Legal Education is a forum for analysing the discourse of legal education and creating innovative ways of learning the law. The series focuses on research, theory and practice within legal education, drawing attention to historical, interdisciplinary and international characteristics, and is based upon imaginative and sophisticated educational thinking. The series takes a broad view of theory and practice. Series books are written for an international audience and are sensitive to the diversity of contexts in which law is taught, learned and practised.

Series Editors

Meera E. Deo is Associate Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. She has held visiting positions at Berkeley Law and UCLA School of Law. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Her nationally recognized, mixed-method empirical research is focused on institutional diversity, affirmative action, and solutions to intersectional (race/gender) bias.

Paul Maharg is Professor of Law at the Australian National University College of Law, Canberra. Prior to this he was Professor of Legal Education at the School of Law, University of Northumbria, and Professor of Law at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law (GGSL), University of Strathclyde. He is a Fellow of the RSA (2009), was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (2011), and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015).  He holds the positions of part-time Professor of Law at Nottingham Trent University Law School, and Visiting Professorships in the Faculties of Law at Hong Kong University and Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Elizabeth Mertz is John and Rylla Bosshard Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School and Senior Research Faculty at the American Bar Foundation; in addition to her JD, she holds a PhD in Anthropology, and specializes in linguistic as well as legal anthropology. In recent years she has spent time as a Visiting Fellow in the Law and Public Affairs Program and a Visiting Professor in the Anthropology Department at Princeton University.

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    Legal Education in the Global Context

    Opportunities and Challenges

    Edited by Christopher Gane, Robin Hui Huang

    This book discusses the opportunities and challenges facing legal education in the era of globalization. It identifies the knowledge and skills that law students will require in order to prepare for the practice of tomorrow, and explores pedagogical shifts legal education needs to make inside and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-05 
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    Emerging Legal Education

  • Affect and Legal Education: Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law book cover

    Affect and Legal Education

    Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law

    Edited by Caroline Maughan, Paul Maharg

    The place of emotion in legal education is rarely discussed or analysed, and we do not have to seek far for the reasons. The difficulty of interdisciplinary research, the technicisation of legal education itself, the view that affect is irrational and antithetical to core western ideals of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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    Emerging Legal Education

  • Legal Education: Simulation in Theory and Practice book cover

    Legal Education

    Simulation in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Caroline Strevens, Richard Grimes, Edward Phillips

    The importance of simulation in education, specifically in legal subjects, is here discussed and explored within this innovative collection. Demonstrating how simulation can be constructed and developed for learning, teaching and assessment, the text argues that simulation is a pedagogically…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
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    Emerging Legal Education

  • The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education book cover

    The Arts and the Legal Academy

    Beyond Text in Legal Education

    Edited by Zenon Bankowski, Maksymilian Del Mar, Paul Maharg

    In Western culture, law is dominated by textual representation. Lawyers, academics and law students live and work in a textual world where the written word is law and law is interpreted largely within written and printed discourse. Is it possible, however, to understand and learn law differently?…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • The Moral Imagination and the Legal Life: Beyond Text in Legal Education book cover

    The Moral Imagination and the Legal Life

    Beyond Text in Legal Education

    Edited by Zenon Bankowski, Maksymilian Del Mar

    What role can resources that go beyond text play in the development of moral education in law schools and law firms? How can these resources - especially those from the visual and performing arts - nourish the imagination needed to confront the ethical complexities of particular situations? This…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • The Calling of Law: The Pivotal Role of Vocational Legal Education book cover

    The Calling of Law

    The Pivotal Role of Vocational Legal Education

    Edited by Fiona Westwood, Karen Barton

    As one of the ’learned’ professions requiring advanced learning and high principles, law enjoys a special standing in society. In return for its status and rank, the legal profession is expected to exhibit the highest levels of honesty, trust and morality, the very values which underpin the legal…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Law and Leadership: Integrating Leadership Studies into the Law School Curriculum book cover

    Law and Leadership

    Integrating Leadership Studies into the Law School Curriculum

    Edited by Paula Monopoli, Susan McCarty

    Leadership includes the ability to persuade others to embrace one’s ideas and to act upon them. Teaching law students the art of persuasion through advocacy is at the heart of legal education. But historically law schools have not included leadership studies in the curriculum. This book is one of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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  • Promoting Law Student and Lawyer Well-Being in Australia and Beyond book cover

    Promoting Law Student and Lawyer Well-Being in Australia and Beyond

    Edited by Rachel Field, James Duffy, Colin James

    University can be a psychologically distressing place for students. Empirical studies in Australia and the USA highlight that a large number of law students suffer from psychological distress, when compared to students from other disciplines and members of the general population. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19
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    Emerging Legal Education