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The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education (eBook)

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Edited by: Zenon Bankowski, Maksymilian Del Mar, Paul Maharg

ISBN13: 9781317044376
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
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In Western culture, law is dominated by textual representation. Lawyers, academics and law students live and work in a textual world where the written word is law and law is interpreted largely within written and printed discourse. Is it possible, however, to understand and learn law differently? Could modes of knowing, feeling, memory and expectation commonly present in the Arts enable a deeper understanding of law's discourse and practice? If so, how might that work for students, lawyers and academics in the classroom, and in continuing professional development? Bringing together scholars, legal practitioners internationally from the fields of legal education, legal theory, theatre, architecture, visual and movement arts, this book is evidence of how the Arts can powerfully revitalize the theory and practice of legal education. Through discussion of theory and practice in the humanities and Arts, linked to practical examples of radical interventions, the chapters reveal how the Arts can transform educational practice and our view of its place in legal practice. Available in enhanced electronic format, the book complements "The Moral Imagination and the Legal Life", also published by Ashgate.

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Introduction, Zenon Bankowski, Maksymilian Del Mar and Paul Maharg

Part I General and Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Connectionism, moral cognition and collaborative problem solving, Andy Clark
Losing the plot: moving beyond text in educational practice, Anne Pirrie and James Benedict Brown
Physical literacy in legal education: understanding physical bodily experiences in the dance environment to inform thinking processes within legal education, Sophia Lycouris and Wendy Timmons.

Part II The Arts and Law Schools: Playing games with law, Suzanne Bouclin, Gillian Calder and Sharon Cowan
Moving 'beyond text' to perceive law as narrative: navigating a conceptual threshold in legal education, Elaine Webster
Analysis and the arts, Nancy B. Rapoport
Mapping the lawscape: spatial law and the body, Andreas Philippopoulos- Mihalopoulos
The moving experience of legal education, Gary Watt
The battle of the precedents: reforming legal education in Mexico using computer assisted visualization, Burkhard Schafer and Panagia Voyatzis.

Part III The Arts and Legal Professionals: Is 'beyond text' now within reach? Making a case for infusing the arts into the law firm experience, Valerie Fitch
Were you with me? Creativity, dialogue and self-expression in legal process narratives, Miriam Aziz
'You are here': learning law, practice and professionalism in the academy, Karen Barton, John Garvey and Paul Maharg
Beyond the text: critique and creativity, Bruce Anderson and Kim Morgan