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Educating for Justice

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ISBN13: 9781855219670
ISBN: 1855219670
Published: November 1997
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The fundamental topic of this book is that legal education matters. The primary function of law is to uphold the values of a humane and civilized society. The maintainance of the social values in law may require lawyers to use law proactively, and therefore law teachers need to develop amongst their students an appropriate spirit of enquiry and social awareness. The interface between law school and social change lawyering is a dynamic source of creative energy. This source of energy is explored in this book, and the fulfilling role the law school can play in developing, transmitting and understanding the use of law to bring about social change to the advantage of subordinate people. It is within the law school that the most promising and dynamic initiatives to develop social change lawyering are born, though equally the process of legal education can hinder this. The essays presented in this book highlight the extent to which awareness of social values affects every aspect of legal education, and cover clinical legal education, environmental law, human rights law, legal ethics, and case studies.

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Contents:
Social values from law school to practice - an introductory essay; cynical legal studies; the lawyer poised between client and society; women, law school and student commitment to the public interest; integrating social justice values into the teaching of legal research and writing - reflections from the field; creating a programme in public interest law and policy at a public law school - the UCLA experience; the law school clinic - a training ground for public interest lawyers; the impact of clinical legal education on the decisions of law students to practice public interest law; action research for justice in Newark, New Jersey; facing realities - socio-legal study in Sri Lanka; social values through litigation - the case of Bangladesh; the growing need for community legal education; Australian community legal centres - the university connection; Australian community legal centres.