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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  

Barbara M. Oomen

Utrecht University - University College Roosevelt

Date Written: September 20, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Oomen, Barbara M., Orchestrating Encounters: Teaching Law at a Liberal Arts and Sciences College in the Netherlands (September 20, 2016). 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). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2841202

Barbara M. Oomen (Contact Author)

Utrecht University - University College Roosevelt ( email )

Lange Noordstraat 1
Middelburg, 4331CB
Netherlands

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