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What is legal education for?, re-assessing the purposes of early twenty-first century learning and law schools, edited by Rachel Dunn, Paul Maharg, and Victoria Roper

How we interpret and understand the historical contexts of legal education has profoundly affected how we understand contemporary educational cultures and practices. This book, the result of a Modern Law Review seminar, both celebrates and critiques the lasting impact of Peter Birks’ influential edited collection, Pressing Problems in the Law: Volume 2: What is the Law School for? Published in 1996, his book addresses many critical issues that are hauntingly present in the 21st century, amongst them the impact of globalisation; technological disruption; and the tension inherent in law schools as they seek to balance the competing interest of teaching, research and administration. Yet Birks’ collection misses key issues, too. The role of wellbeing, of emotion or affect, the relation of legal education to education, the status of legal education in what, since his volume, have become the devolved jurisdictions of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland – these and others are absent from the research agenda of the book
Table of contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of figures and tables -- List of contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1 The unitary idea of 'the' law school and other issues when defining 'problems' in legal education -- 2 What are law teachers for? Finding ways to introduce law teachers' voices through the TEF in the ever-changing HE sector in England -- 3 Beyond the jurisdiction: law schools, the LLB and 'global' education -- 4 Reinventing possibility: A reflection on law, race and decolonial discourse in legal education -- 5 Who are law schools for? A story of class and gender -- 6 A change in outfit? Conceptualising legal skills in the contemporary law school -- 7 'Originary intimacy': A thought experiment in jurisprudential legal education inquiry -- 8 Three authors in search of phenomenologies of learning and technology -- 9 What is the law school for in a post-pandemic world? -- Index
Literary form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical description
1 online resource (xl, 266 pages)
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