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Rethinking the Law School: Education, Research, Outreach and Governance

Rethinking the Law School: Education, Research, Outreach and Governance

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Carel Stolker
Cambridge University Press, 12/11/2014
EAN 9781107073890, ISBN10: 1107073898

Hardcover, 472 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Language: English

Law, by its very nature, tends to think locally, not globally. This book has a broader scope in terms of the range of nations and offers a succinct journey through law schools on different continents and subject matters. It covers education, research, impact and societal outreach, and governance. It illustrates that law schools throughout the world have much in common in terms of values, duties, challenges, ambitions and hopes. It provides insights into these aspirations, whilst presenting a thought-provoking discussion for a more global agenda on the future of law schools. Written from the perspective of a former dean, the book offers a unique understanding of the challenges facing legal education and research.

1. Law schools
some preliminary sketches
2. Universities and their strategic challenges
3. Law school in search of identity
4. Educating law students
5. Pedagogy
teaching law students
6. Legal scholarship
venerable and vulnerable
7. Lawyers' ways of publishing
8. Law schools' economic and societal impact
9. Whose law school is it?
10. Creating creativity in the law school
11. Governing law schools
strategy, leadership and collegiality
12. Towards a common agenda for law schools
some conclusions.