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.

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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.

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ID Code: 25241
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Legal Education, Race, Social Justice
ISBN: 0975191357
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

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