Perpetuating Racism: Legal Education, Race and Social Justice
Ball, Matthew (2006) Perpetuating Racism: Legal Education, Race and Social Justice. In Gopalkrishan, N & Babacan, H (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: Realities of Culture, Colour and Identity, 8 - 9 December 2005, Australia, Queensland, Coolum.
By presenting the results of a content analysis of Australian undergraduate legal education, this paper examines the extent to which issues of race, ethnicity, discrimination, and multiculturalism feature within this component of the moral, ethical, and professional development of legal professionals. It will demonstrate that instead of encouraging a deep, critical and contextual understanding of such issues, legal education provides a relatively superficial one, which has important implications for the role that legal professionals play in overcoming injustices such as institutional racism, and the kinds of social reform that they are likely to undertake.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Legal Education, Race, Social Justice|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Deposited On:||17 Jun 2009 15:04|
|Last Modified:||10 Apr 2012 08:38|
Repository Staff Only: item control page