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The Struggle for Legal Philosophy (vis-à-vis Legal Education): Methods and Problems

Mexican Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 125-147, 2012

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-157

24 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2012 Last revised: 1 Jan 2013

Imer B. Flores

Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: jurisprudence, legal education, legal philosophy, problematic turn theory and practice

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Flores, Imer B., The Struggle for Legal Philosophy (vis-à-vis Legal Education): Methods and Problems (2012). Mexican Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 125-147, 2012; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-157. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2166867

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