The Teaching of Construction Law and the Practice of Construction Law: Never the Twain Shall Meet?

Legal Education Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 84, 2010

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 66

27 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2012

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Paula Gerber

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This article briefly analyses the meaning and scope of the term ‘construction law’, before examining the extent to which it forms part of law school offerings in the United States and Australia. This is followed by a critical analysis of the purpose of teaching construction law and a consideration of the knowledge and skills that students should have at the end of their study of construction law. The article concludes with a suggested model construction law syllabus for law students, designed to produce graduates who have the foundation on which to build an expertise in construction law.

Keywords: construction law, teaching, law school, United States, Australia, skills, syllabus

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K20, K29, K30, K39, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Gerber, Paula, The Teaching of Construction Law and the Practice of Construction Law: Never the Twain Shall Meet? (2010). Legal Education Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 84, 2010; Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 66. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2021573

Paula Gerber (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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