Should We Rethink the Purposes of the Law School? A Case for Decolonial Thought in Legal Pedagogy
Amicus Curiae, Series 2, Vol 2, No 3, 428-449, 2021
22 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2021
Date Written: July 18, 2021
This article argues that there is a need for more transdisciplinary and decolonial approaches to knowledge production in law. These approaches need to go beyond a focus on diversity which only seeks ways for marginal voices and experiences to be absorbed into a hierarchized structure of knowledge production that in turn [re]produces a hierarchized world. New ways must be sought to ensure that, in reconsidering the purposes of law and law schools, legal education does not reproduce inequalities but unravels them. Thereby legal education may do more than just add to and diversify the profession but may aspire to transform the world.
Keywords: decolonization; legal education; decolonial thought.
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