The Struggle for Legal Philosophy (vis-à-vis Legal Education): Methods and Problems
Imer B. Flores
Georgetown University Law Center; Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
Mexican Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 125-147, 2012
Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-157
The article challenges the empirical claim that suggests that the legal skills needed to successfully practice law are not -- and cannot be -- learned at law schools, and contrasts it with the conceptual claim that indicates that the legal tasks needed for practicing law presuppose a legal theory -- or at least requires a link between theory and practice. Hence, the dual claim -- empirical and conceptual -- is that legal philosophy is an important part of a legal curriculum and necessary to bridge, rather than to deepen, the existing gap between theory and practice.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: jurisprudence, legal education, legal philosophy, problematic turn theory and practice
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 27, 2012 ; Last revised: January 1, 2013
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