Legal Education

This book on Legal Education was written based upon many of the author's experiences as professor and dean. It focuses on many issues such as teaching itself, employability, mission and focus of law schools, the future of law schools in this age of internationalisation, student intake, the link with the labour markets and many other issues.
Author(s):
Aalt Willem Heringa
Series:
Ius Commune Europaeum
Volume:
115
book | published | 1st edition
June 2013 | viii + 230 pp.

Paperback
€50.-


ISBN 9781780681665


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This book on Legal Education was written based upon many of the author's experiences as professor and dean. The author noted that there is relatively few literature and research about legal education and felt it was necessary to discuss legal education in present times. The book focuses on many issues such as teaching itself, employability, mission and focus of law schools, the future of law schools in this age of internationalisation, student intake, the link with the labour markets and many other issues. One of the conclusions is that law schools will have to seek their own position and niche and that law schools will have different roles. This book also focuses on the need for law school deans and leaders to set clear missions and strategies and work towards education with all the necessary skills and knowledge, which the students can take with them far into the 21st century. No teaching as we did for many years, but analysing what lies ahead and what is needed for future careers.

Chapters

Table of Contents (p. 0)

PART A: GENERAL

Chapter 1: Introduction (p. 1)

Chapter 2: For which Employment do we train Law Students? (p. 13)

PART B: STUDENTS

Chapter 3: Intake of Students (p. 35)

Chapter 4: Knowledge of the Law (p. 49)

Chapter 5: Skills (p. 55)

Chapter 6: Selection and Exams (p. 63)

PART C: CURRICULUM

Chapter 7: Length of Curriculum (p. 69)

Chapter 8: Didactics (p. 77)

Chapter 9: Curriculum Design (p. 91)

Chapter 10: Black Letter Law and Evaluation: Academic Training (p. 97)

Chapter 11: Globalization and Comparative Law (p. 103)

Chapter 12: Other Disciplines (p. 119)

PART D: EVALUATION AND ORGANIZATION

Chapter 13: Evaluations, benchmarks and rankings (p. 125)

Chapter 14: Labour markets and regional links (p. 149)

Chapter 15: Organization and Leadership of a School/Faculty (p. 165)

PART E: CONCLUSIONS AND EUROPEAN PROSPECTS

Chapter 16: Conclusion (p. 181)

Chapter 17: Postscript: Towards A European Legal Education? (p. 197)

Bibliography (p. 217)

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Ius Commune Europaeum

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The ‘Ius Commune Europaeum’ series focuses on the common foundations of the legal systems of the Member States of the European Union. It includes horizontal comparative legal studies as well as studies on the effect of EU law, treaties and international regulation within the national legal systems. All substantive fields of law are covered.

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Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. J. Smits (chair - Tilburg University, the Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. M. Faure (Maastricht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. E. Vos (Maastricht University, the Netherlands).


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