Why ADR must be a mandatory subject in the law degree : A cheat sheet for the willing and a primer for the non-believer

Duffy, James & Field, Rachael (2014) Why ADR must be a mandatory subject in the law degree : A cheat sheet for the willing and a primer for the non-believer. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 25(1), pp. 9-19.

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The profession of law is deeply steeped in tradition and conservatism, which influences the content and pedagogy employed in law faculties across Australia. Indeed, the practice of law and the institutions of legal education are in a relationship of mutual influence; a dénouement which preserves the best aspects of the common law legal system, but also leaves the way we educate, practice and think about the role of law resistant to change. In this article, the authors lay down a challenge to legal education orthodoxy and a call to arms for legal academic progressivists: that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) should be a compulsory, stand alone subject in the law degree. The authors put forward 10 simple arguments as to why every law student should be exposed to a semester-long course of ADR instruction.

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ID Code: 69895
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Alternative dispute resolution, mandatory, legal education, HERN, psychological well-being, emotional intelligence
ISSN: 1441-7847
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
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2014 23:45
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 13:37

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