Power Legal Education And Law School Cultures

Author by : Meera E. Deo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : There is a myth that lingers around legal education in many democracies. That myth would have us believe that law students are admitted and then succeed based on raw merit, and that law schools are neutral settings in which professors (also selected and promoted based on merit) use their expertise to train those students to become lawyers. Based on original, empirical research, this book investigates this myth from myriad perspectives, diverse settings, and in different nations, revealing that hierarchies of power and cultural norms shape and maintain inequities in legal education. Embedded within law school cultures are assumptions that also stymie efforts at reform. The book examines hidden pedagogical messages, showing how presumptions about theory’s relation to practice are refracted through the obfuscating lens of curricula. The contributors also tackle questions of class and market as they affect law training. Finally, this collection examines how structural barriers replicate injustice even within institutions representing themselves as democratic and open, revealing common dynamics across cultural and institutional forms. The chapters speak to similar issues and to one another about the influence of context, images of law and lawyers, the political economy of legal education, and the agency of students and faculty.


Aspiration And Reality In Legal Education

Author by : David Sandomierski
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Using extensive and novel new research, this book explores one of the long-standing challenges in legal education - the prospects for bringing legal theory into the training of future lawyers.


Imperatives For Legal Education Research

Author by : Ben Golder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In the last few decades university teaching has been recognised as an activity which can be studied and improved through educational scholarship. In some disciplines this is now well established. It remains emergent in legal education. The field is rich with questions to be answered, issues to be raised. This book provides the first overall review of legal education scholarship. The chapters outline the history of legal education research and provide a detailed analysis of the trends in areas of publication. Beyond this, the book suggests a typology for further conceptualising the field and a series of suggested paths for future research. The book originated from the 2017 UNSW conference "Research in Legal Education: State of the Art?" It features internationally respected authors who bring their perspectives on how legal education – as a field of research – should be conceptualised. The collection is arranged into three themes. First, a historical view is taken of the emergence of legal education scholarship and its roots that predate modern educational theory. Secondly, the book provides overviews of the extant field of publications, highlighting areas of interest and neglect, and delineating the trends in current publication. Thirdly, the book provides a set of suggested typologies for describing legal education research and a series of essays for future directions which both critique current approaches and provide inspiration for future directions. The State of Legal Education Research represents an authoritative introduction to the field, a set of conceptual tools with which to describe it, and inspiration for researchers to expand and grow research into legal education.


The Global Evolution Of Clinical Legal Education

Author by : Richard J. Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Clinical legal education has revolutionized legal education, from its deepest origins in the nineteenth century to its now-global reach.


Byzantine Legal Culture And The Roman Legal Tradition 867 1056

Author by : Zachary Chitwood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An accessible and innovative introductory study of Byzantine law in its wider societal context under the Macedonian dynasty.


Making Elite Lawyers

Author by : Robert Granfield
Languange : en
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Description : Harvard Law School is more than a law school; it's a cultural icon. Home to the best and the brightest, training ground for the corporate elite. Surprisingly enough, however, an overwhelming majority of students in any entering class identifies itself as liberal to leftist in its political orientation. Then why does the majority of any graduating class choose corporate law practice over public interest work? What happens to students in those three years between orientation and commencement? Making Elite Lawyers is the first detailed study of legal education at America's premier law school. Drawing on in-depth interviews, student questionnaires, and his own classroom observations, author Robert Granfield documents the conservatizing effects of the Harvard legal education on a broad cross-section of the student population, paying particular attention to the fate of women, students of color, and those from working-class backgrounds at Harvard Law School. In his analysis of the legal curriculum, Granfield shows how the boot-camp of first-year law school marks the emergence of a finely-tuned legal consciousness which comes to value gamesmanship over ideals, and competition and victory over right and wrong. As learning to "think like a lawyer" begins to take its toll on students - leaving them confused and alienated by this legal education - students are forced to pragmatically conclude that their moral beliefs are a thing apart from their work as attorneys. Making Elite Lawyers reveals how the "Harvard Mystique" also helps conservatize students. From the moment they arrive on campus for orientation to the manner in which they are wined and dined as summer associate candidates by top-flight corporate law firms, students are encouraged to accept the status, power, and money that the Harvard Law School experience confers. By offering students the psychological and material path of least resistance into America's higher circles, Granfield concludes, Harvard ultimately only schools its attorneys to represent the interests of the social and political status quo.


The International Students Survival Guide To Law School In The United States

Author by : Rachel Gader-Shafran
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : "The Survival Guide" is designed to provide practical and comprehensible information to International Students coming to US law schools. Do you know the answers to these questions? Do you know what to do before you come to law school? Do you know what to do when you get to law school? D you know how to organize for classes? Do you know you how to participate in class discussions? Do you know how to brief a case? Do you know how to outline and study for exams? Do you know how to attack writing papers? Do you know how to prepare for oral arguments? If the answer is "NO" then you need "The Survival Guide". "Rachel Gader-Shafran has written an indispensable guide for law graduates of international universities. She writes with clarity and the authority that comes from having graduated from a leading US law school and teaching International students for many years. I would advise international law graduates interested in studying in US law schools to read this book. Your investment in it will be repaid many times." -Thomas O. Sargentich, Professor of Law Director, LLM Program on Law and Government American University, Washington College of Law


The Internationalization Of Law And Legal Education

Author by : Jan Klabbers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The internationalization of commerce and contemporary life has led to a globalization of legal standards and practices. The essays in this text explore this new reality and suggest ways in which the new legal order can be made more just and effective.


Yale Law School And The Sixties

Author by : Laura Kalman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of North Carolina Press
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Description : The development of the modern Yale Law School is deeply intertwined with the story of a group of students in the 1960s who worked to unlock democratic visions of law and social change that they associated with Yale's past and with the social climate in which they lived. During a charged moment in the history of the United States, activists challenged senior professors, and the resulting clash pitted young against old in a very human story. By demanding changes in admissions, curriculum, grading, and law practice, Laura Kalman argues, these students transformed Yale Law School and the future of American legal education. Inspired by Yale's legal realists of the 1930s, Yale law students between 1967 and 1970 spawned a movement that celebrated participatory democracy, black power, feminism, and the counterculture. After these students left, the repercussions hobbled the school for years. Senior law professors decided against retaining six junior scholars who had witnessed their conflict with the students in the early 1970s, shifted the school's academic focus from sociology to economics, and steered clear of critical legal studies. Ironically, explains Kalman, students of the 1960s helped to create a culture of timidity until an imaginative dean in the 1980s tapped into and domesticated the spirit of the sixties, helping to make Yale's current celebrity possible.


Contemporary Leadership And Intercultural Competence

Author by : Michael A. Moodian
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.