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A History of British Columbia Legal Education

249 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2006  

Wesley Pue

University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 2000

Abstract

This paper explores the history of legal education in twentieth century British Columbia. The period covers the transition from qualification by apprenticeship to the foundation of Canada's first post-WWII Faculty of Law - the beginning of modern legal education in Canada. Issues addressed include the moral vision of legal education, gender and the legal profession (the admission of women lawyers), race-based exclusions, the question of whether communists could be qualified as lawyers, and the evolution of legal curriculum from the age of moral reform to the era of narrowly technocratic notions of legal knowledge.

Keywords: legal education, legal profession, professionalism, legal history, British Columbia, Commonwealth Law

JEL Classification: I20, K40

Suggested Citation

Pue, Wesley, A History of British Columbia Legal Education (March 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=897084 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.897084

Wesley Pue (Contact Author)

University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law ( email )

1822 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Canada

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