Does Law Have a Place in the Modern University? Or Every Great University Needs a Legal Studies Programme

13 Pages Posted: 16 May 2012

Date Written: March 7, 2012

Abstract

Universities are facing increasing pressure to be relevant for students entering the job market. Many see the idea of a liberal arts education as doomed to disappear. Yet law faculties are under increasing pressure to become less professional and to broaden their curriculum with interdisciplinary courses in the liberal arts. Might it be that the study of law will reclaim the central role that it played in the University a millennium ago?

Suggested Citation

Macdonald, Roderick A., Does Law Have a Place in the Modern University? Or Every Great University Needs a Legal Studies Programme (March 7, 2012). LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 4/2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2017427 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2017427

Roderick A. Macdonald (Contact Author)

McGill University Faculty of Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

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