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Perspectives on Legal Education: Contemporary Responses to the Upjohn Lectures

Edited by: Nigel Duncan, Chris Ashford, Jessica Guth

ISBN13: 9781138812581
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £130.00

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This edited collection offers a critical overview of the major debates in legal education in the history of the Upjohn Lectures, an annual event that draws together legal educators and professionals in the UK to consider the major debates and changes in the field.

Presented in a unique format that reproduces extracts from classic lectures along with a contemporary response from legal education experts, this book both offers a historical overview of how these debates have developed and an up-to-date critical commentary on the state of legal education today. As the full impact of the introduction of university fees and the LETR report are felt in law departments, this collection offers a timely reflection on legal education’s legacy, as well as critical debate on how it will develop in the future.

Legal Skills and Method
1. The Upjohn Lectures And Legal Education
2. The Rt.Hon. Lord Upjohn, C.B.E.,D.L.: Honorary President of The Association of Law Teachers 1966–1971:An appreciation
3. Lord Upjohn Lecture 2012: Reforming legal Education Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
4. Response: A Tale of Two Cities
5. The Annual Lord Upjohn Lecture 11 November 2011 Widening participation in a changing educational landscape Wes Streeting
6. Response: Rethinking participation in HE: Pathways for Law Schools Matthew Weait
7. Training the lawyers of the future – a regulator's view David Edmonds
8. Response: Of Competence, Confidence and the Last Chance Saloon Professor Stephen Mayson (Legal Services Institute)
9. The education, the justice system requires today Lord Woolf
10. Response Lord Reed (UK Supreme Court)
11. Fact finding: Art or science? Lord Justice Ormrod
12. Response: ‘But what happened?’ The centrality of fact- ‐finding to the lawyer’s work and to professional legal education Professor Nigel Duncan
13. The student contract Ruth Deech
14. Response: Changing terms: A Response to Professor Deech Professor Rebecca Huxley Binns
15. The law as taught and the law as practiced Mr. Justice Goff
16. Response: Are we moving forward in the Principle v Practice debate in law? Susan Blake
17. Legal education and the needs of the legal profession Sir Frederick Lawton
18. Response: The Needs of the Legal Profession and the Liberal Law School: (Re)negotiating Boundaries Chris Ashford
19. The Lord Chancellor's advisory committee on legal education and the legal profession Lord Griffiths of Govilon M.C.
20. Response: From gavotte to techno – but the dance goes on John Hodgson
21. The teaching of law and politics J. A. G. Griffith
22. Response Professor Tony Bradney
23. The integration of teaching and research in the law department Dawn Oliver
24. Response: Channelling Curiosity: The Importance of Research AND Teaching in Law Schools Dr Jess Guth