Why ADR must be a mandatory subject in the law degree - the profession

Duffy, James & Field, Rachael M. (2013) Why ADR must be a mandatory subject in the law degree - the profession. In Kon gres 2013, 9-10 September 2013, Sydney, NSW.

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Abstract

The Australian legal profession, as well as the content and pedagogy of legal education across Australia, are steeped in tradition and conservatism. Indeed, the legal profession and our institutions of legal education are in a relationship of mutual influence which leaves the way we teach law resistant to change. There has traditionally been pushback against the notion that dispute resolution should have a place amongst black letter law subjects in the legal curriculum. This paper argues that this position cannot be maintained in the modern legal climate. We challenge legal education orthodoxy and promote NADRAC’s position that alternative dispute resolution should be a compulsory, stand alone subject in the law degree. We put forward ten simple arguments as to why every law student should be exposed to a semester long course of DR instruction.

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ID Code: 63101
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Alternative dispute resolution, compulsory, mediation, legal education, mandatory
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2013 23:34
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2013 23:34

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