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Legal Academics: Culture & Identities

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Fiona CownieLecturer in Law, University of Leicester

ISBN13: 9781841130613
ISBN: 1841130613
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £50.00



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This detailed study of the lived experience of legal academics not only explores the culture of legal academia and the professional identities of law teachers, but also addresses some of the most pressing issues currently facing the discipline of law.

Given the diverse nature of contemporary legal scholarship, where does the future lie? With traditional doctrinalism, socio-legal studies or critical scholarship? What does academic law have to offer its students, the legal profession and the wider society? How do legal academics 'embody' themselves as law teachers, and how does this affect the nature of the law they teach and study?

In the context of the RAE, the QAA and all the other pressures facing universities, legal academics discuss the realities of contemporary legal academia in the UK.

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Contents:
1. Studying Legal Academics
2. Legal Education and the Lived Experience of Legal Academics
3. Inhabiting the Discipline of Law
4. The Legal Academic Career
5. The Experience of Being a Legal Academic
6. Teaching and Research in the Legal Academy
7. Inside and Outside the Academic World
8. Identity Matters
9. Conclusion