The Calling of Law

Author: Fiona Westwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317039491
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As one of the ’learned’ professions requiring advanced learning and high principles, law enjoys a special standing in society. In return for its status and rank, the legal profession is expected to exhibit the highest levels of honesty, trust and morality, the very values which underpin the legal system itself. This, in turn, entrusts to legal education a particular problem of addressing, not only the substantive elements of the body of law, but a means through which the characteristics of the ’calling’ of law are imparted and instilled. At a time when the very essence of the legal profession is under threat, this book calls for a realignment of the legal curriculum and pedagogies so as to emphasise the development of culture over industry; character over eloquence; and calling over skill. Chapters are grouped around the core content and key themes of Curiosity, Calling, Character and Conscientiousness, Contract, and Culture. The volume includes contributions from leading experts, drawn internationally and from other professional disciplines in order to present alternative approaches aimed at tackling common issues, providing insight, and provoking debate.

Legal Education in the Global Context

Author: Christopher Gane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134804814
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This book discusses the opportunities and challenges facing legal education in the era of globalization. It identifies the knowledge and skills that law students will require in order to prepare for the practice of tomorrow, and explores pedagogical shifts legal education needs to make inside and outside of the classroom. With contributions from leading experts on legal education from various jurisdictions across the globe, the work combines theoretical depth with practical insights. Seeking to understand the changing landscape of legal education in the era of globalization, the contributions find that law schools can, and must, adopt educational strategies that at least present students with different understandings of what studying and practicing law is meant to be about. They find that law schools need to offer their students choices, a vision of practice that is not driven entirely by the demands of the marketplace or the needs of major international law firms. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book makes a significant contribution to the impact of globalization on legal education, and how students and law schools need to adapt for the future. It will be of great interest to academics and students of comparative legal studies and legal education, as well as policy-makers and practitioners.

Ethical Challenges to Legal Education and Conduct

Author: Kim Economides
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
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This volume is concerned with the future education and conduct of lawyers, in particular through the rediscovery and setting out of the ethical dimension of legal education. The major themes of the book include: the importance of the moral dimension to legal thought and action and the possibility of incorporating ethics into the legal curriculum; the public interest in raising the standard of lawyers' conduct through education rather than regulation; and the need for more to be understood of the emerging economic, political, professional and adversarial structures of the profession, which are likely to govern the development of ethical behaviour.

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East North Africa D K

Author: Philip Mattar
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 9780028657714
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Contains approximately three thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about significant people, places, and events in the history of the Middle East and North Africa since 1800, and includes maps, genealogies, a glossary, and an index.