The Myth of the Teaching-Research Nexus
Legal Education Review, Volume 28, 2018
21 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2018
Date Written: June 9, 2018
Much has been written about the teaching-research nexus. The view presented in this article is that this nexus is a myth, particularly in research led universities and, from our personal experience, research-led law schools. Arguably, metrics of research performance expectations, combined with other aspirations such as quality teaching and community service, prevent any meaningful opportunity for a research-led law school to connect students to the ongoing and current research of their mentors. This is particularly the case for staff involved in teaching compulsory units. This inability to connect the current research of staff with students is exacerbated by the continuing division, or at least separation, between the coalface of teaching, and the senior management elite of the University, and the removal of discipline leaders from within that elite.
Keywords: Teaching, Learning, Legal Education, Teaching Research Nexus, Managerialism
JEL Classification: K
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