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Legal Education in the Global Context: Opportunities and Challenges

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Edited by: Christopher Gane, Hui Huang

ISBN13: 9781472444967
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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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.

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Legal Skills and Method
Introduction, Christopher Gane and Robin Hui Huang.
Part I Theoretical Framework: Getting back to our roots: global law schools in local context, Kate Galloway
Global challenges for legal education, John Flood
An essay on the bifurcation of legal education - national vs. transnational, Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz
Learning opportunities in multi-national law school classes: potential and pitfalls, Carolyn Evans
Doctrine, perspectives, and skills for global practice, Simon Chesterman
Cultivating high-quality internationalized legal talents under legal globalization, Liu Xiaohong.

Part II Shifts in Teaching Philosophies and Methods: The values dimension of legal education: educating for justice and service, Paul Redmond
Critique, philosophy, and the legally-trained citizen's role in working towards just institutions, Seow Hon Tan
Re-thinking teaching, learning and assessment in the 21st century law curriculum, Rick Glofcheski
The unfulfilled promise of law schools to prepare students for the practice of law: an empirical study demonstrating the effectiveness of general law school curriculum in preparing lawyers for the practice of law, John O. Sonsteng with Leigha Lattner, Emily Parks and David Camarotto
To integrate the idea of global governance and international collaboration into law school education, Shi Yan'an
Navigating e-spaces in legal education and legal practice, Rita Shackel.

Part III International Experiences: The case of the common law in European legal education, Avrom Sherr
The challenge of massive open online courses ('MOOCs') to traditional legal education: the Australian experience, Joellen Riley
The structure, purposes and methods of German legal education, Rainer Wernsmann
Reforming Taiwan's legal education in the age of globalization, Ming-Yan Shieh and Yen-Chia Chen
Globalization and legal education in China today, Wang Zhenmin
The ideal and path of the legal education reform in China, Ji Weidong
Legal education in global context: the case of Hong Kong, Johannes Chan.