Educating Lawyers for What? Reshaping the Idea of Law School

Penn State International Law Review, Forthcoming

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-78

12 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2010

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The role of a law school in modern times - and I speak of modernity with the arrogance of the present, that is to say, the early twenty-first century - has evolved over time, and has evolved differently from country to country; differently also, perhaps, even within countries, such as those with federal systems and their consequent jurisdictional divisions. And yet I am drawn irresistibly to ask whether there is not something universal about our task in the academy as legal scholars and legal educators; whether, in other words, we can avoid being totally captive to the imperatives of time, place and cultural relativism.

Suggested Citation

Coper, Michael, Educating Lawyers for What? Reshaping the Idea of Law School (2010). ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-78. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1681758

Michael Coper (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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