Orchestrating Encounters: Teaching Law at a Liberal Arts and Sciences College in the Netherlands
In B. Van Klink & U. De Vries (Eds.), Academic Learning in Law: Theoretical Positions, Teaching Experiments and Learning Experiences (pp. 201-222). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing (2016)
15 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2016
Date Written: September 20, 2016
This article is concerned with teaching law in the liberal arts & sciences tradition. It offers a general introduction into the tradition of liberal arts and sciences education, both in Europe and in the United States, and the key educational objectives of such an education. Subsequently, it discusses the place of the study of law within these programmes, the relationship with disciplinary legal masters and the core educational objectives of law courses within a liberal arts context. The next section then discusses the author's own experiences in translating these objectives into the contents and pedagogics of a variety of liberal arts law courses. In conclusion, she states that the common thread in all these experiences is that of orchestrating meaningful encounters.
Keywords: Teaching; Legal Education; Liberal Arts and Sciences
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