Postmodern Professions: The Fragmentation of Legal Education

Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 473-492, September 2005

20 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2006 Last revised: 22 Nov 2015

Andrew Boon

The City Law School of City University London

John Flood

Griffith University Law School; University of Westminster School of Law; University College London

Julian Webb

University of Warwick

Abstract

The English legal profession is facing radical changes to the ways it educates its novices from the Training Framework Review. The paper examines this in three parts.

1. The structure and drivers of the TFR

2. The TFR is examined in the context of the political economy of higher education

3. The potential effects of the TFR are examined in the context of professionalism and deprofessionalization.

Keywords: professions, lawyers, legal education, postmodern, flexibilisation, MDP, capitalism

JEL Classification: L00

Suggested Citation

Boon, Andrew and Flood, John and Webb, Julian, Postmodern Professions: The Fragmentation of Legal Education. Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 473-492, September 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=873885

Andrew Boon (Contact Author)

The City Law School of City University London ( email )

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John A. Flood

Griffith University Law School ( email )

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University of Westminster School of Law ( email )

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University College London ( email )

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Julian Webb

University of Warwick ( email )

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