Educating Lawyers for What? Reshaping the Idea of Law School
ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-78
12 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2010
Date Written: 2010
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.
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