Legal Education – Where Do We Begin? Starting Again…Again
University of London - Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
July 1, 2005
Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, July 2005
In a fast-changing social, technological, political and legal environment what can, and should, be the purpose, the method and the objectives of undergraduate legal education? Legal practice and the work of law have evolved fast and far during the last half century in which the subject categories of legal education crystallised and hardened. This paper begins to address such issues by considering the drivers of change in the culture of legal practice, law and legal education. These are matched against the perceived needs of the core curriculum and the hardening of the categories of law in mature intellectual environments. The approaches and techniques of legal education have also changed during this period and the bureaucracy of auditing and monitoring education have produced some further strains on traditional methods and approaches. So how should one undertake a total change in approach, content, method and paradigms of legal education?
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Date posted: July 11, 2011 ; Last revised: July 21, 2011
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