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1st Edition

The Law School - Global Issues, Local Questions

Edited By

Fiona Cownie

ISBN 9781138345089
Published February 11, 2020 by Routledge
267 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1999, this international collection of essays on legal education addresses the following issues: The Law School and the University. Research into legal education has often been regarded as a marginal activity as compared with research into substantive areas of law. However, recent years have seen a growing interest in discussions about the purpose of the university law school and the ways in which law is taught within it. Are we educating professional lawyers or legal scholars? What do we really mean when we say we want to offer ‘a liberal education in the law’? What effect are the current changes in higher education funding and policy having on law schools and what takes place within them?

The international group of scholars who have contributed to this collection come from very different jurisdictions, but they have written about topics which, while they have local resonances, are of concern globally. Global Issues, Local Questions addresses matters which concern all law teachers, whatever their field of substantive legal expertise.

Table of Contents

1. Liberalising Legal Education. Anthony Bradney. 2. Law School for Lawyers, Citizens, and People. Roger Brownsword. 3. Searching for Theory in Teaching Law. Fiona Cownie. 4. Standing at the Crossroads: Law Schools, Universities, Markets and the Future of Legal Scholarship. Andrew Goldsmith. 5. Professional Legal Education – A Way Forward. Joy Hillyer. 6. Legal Education, Globalization, and the New Imperialism. John Flood. 7. The Policy of Legal Higher Education in Europe. Vittorio Olgiati. 8. Faculties Under Influence: The Infeudation of Law Schools to the Legal Professions. Claude Thomasset and René Laperrière. 9. Post-Fordism and the Reformation of Liberal Legal Education. Julian Webb.

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’...presents compelling arguments...this book must be commended for its scholarship...’ McGill Law Journal