Changing legal education: rhetoric, realty, and prospects for the future

Keyes, Mary & Johnstone, Richard (2004) Changing legal education: rhetoric, realty, and prospects for the future. Sydney Law Review, 26(4), pp. 537-564.

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Abstract

This article examines the extent to which Australian legal education has transcended the traditional model of legal education which dominated most law schools until the mid-1980s, and outlines a modest agenda which might guide further development in legal education in Australia. The article outlines challenges to the traditional model, changes in legal education following the 1987 Pearce Report, and identifies factors that impede lasting and profound change. It concludes by proposing a series of issues which might be addressed by law schools seeking to provide a learning environment in which students can actively engage in learning about law, in a framework that does not simply prepare students for private legal practice.

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ID Code: 78228
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN
ISSN: 0082-0512
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Lawbook Co.
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2014 02:23
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 06:08

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