The Global Contest for Legal Education
The Calling of Law, Ashgate, Forthcoming 2014
27 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2014 Last revised: 18 Nov 2015
Date Written: 2014
Legal education is in a time of dramatic change throughout the world. In the US law schools are facing declines in numbers taking the LSAT and applications to law school where students fear the amount of debt they will incur and the lack of jobs that will let them pay off the debt. In England and Wales university tuition is rising and law jobs have also been declining. Elsewhere legal education is facing the demands of the market and is becoming more practice-oriented at the expense of its academic credibility. In China, for example, the ministries of education and justice have distinct ideas of what the composition of a law degree should be.
Keywords: Globalisation Legal Education, English US Canadian and Australian Legal Education, Tehnology, Legal Services Act 2007, Modes of Legal Education
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