Putting Justice Back into Legal Education

Legal Education Review, 17 1&2: 119-142

Posted: 27 Jun 2015

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

The influence of legal education on the attitudes, values and career aspirations of law students is well-documented. Since lawyers are amongst the most powerful players in our society, it is incumbent upon legal academics to ensure that we are graduating students committed to using their degrees to enhance social justice and equality, and who are dedicated to upholding the rule of law. As Max Radin opined, ‘the lawyer’s task is ultimately concerned with justice and ... any legal teaching that ignores justice has missed most of its point’.

JEL Classification: k00

Suggested Citation

Walsh, Tamara, Putting Justice Back into Legal Education (2007). Legal Education Review, 17 1&2: 119-142, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2623395

Tamara Walsh (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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