Toward a History of New Zealand Legal Education

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Geoff McLay

Victoria University of Wellington - Law Faculty

Date Written: December 6, 2020

Abstract

This paper served as an introduction to a journal volume that celebration 100 years of legal education at Victoria University of Wellington. It argues that New Zealand legal education sits between English and American models. The articles most important contributions lie in setting out how Professor McGechan set out in the 1940s to free legal education from the control of the profession, and in showing how law at VUW law consciously adopted American models leading to both substantive legal reforms and changes in the nature of legal teaching in New Zealand.

Keywords: legal education

Suggested Citation

McLay, Geoff, Toward a History of New Zealand Legal Education (December 6, 2020). (1999) 30 VUWLR 333, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3743806 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3743806

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