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Legal Pedagogy


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This series consists of high-quality monographs that explore best practice in the teaching of all areas of law, whilst addressing wider questions about legal education more generally. With contributions from respected academics around the world, this series explores innovative thinking and practice within the context of a generally conservative branch of academia, with the aim of promoting discussion as to how best to teach the various aspects of the law degree and ensure the ongoing validity of the law degree as a whole. Individual books within the series will focus on specific areas of law and will discuss questions such as: could there be more variety in teaching methods and curriculum design? What is the role for more practical courses? Should students be offered law degrees with specialisations, or with an emphasis on the role of law in society?

The books in this series will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates in the fields of law and education, as well as teachers of law who may be interested in reviving curricula and need a prompt in that direction. In addition, the legal profession, and in particular those who regulate entry into the profession, will find much to interest them within the series.

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Key Directions in Legal Education: National and International Perspectives

Key Directions in Legal Education: National and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Emma Jones, Fiona Cownie
February 28, 2020

Key Directions in Legal Education identifies and explores key contemporary and emerging themes which are significant and heavily debated within legal education from both UK and international perspectives. It provides a rich comparative dialogue and insights into the current and future directions of...

Emotions in the Law School: Transforming Legal Education Through the Passions

Emotions in the Law School: Transforming Legal Education Through the Passions

1st Edition

Emma Jones
August 29, 2019

Law schools are failing both their staff and students by requiring them to prize reason and rationality and to suppress or ignore emotions. Despite innovations in terms of both content and teaching techniques, there is little evidence that emotions are effectively acknowledged or utilised within...

Reimagining Contract Law Pedagogy: A New Agenda for Teaching

Reimagining Contract Law Pedagogy: A New Agenda for Teaching

1st Edition

Warren Swain, David Campbell
January 23, 2019

Reimagining Contract Law Pedagogy examines why existing contract teaching pedagogy has remained in place for so long and argues for an overhaul of the way it is taught. With contributions from a range of jurisdictions and types of university, it provides a survey of contract law courses across the...

Re-thinking Legal Education under the Civil and Common Law: A Road Map for Constructive Change

Re-thinking Legal Education under the Civil and Common Law: A Road Map for Constructive Change

1st Edition

Richard Grimes
December 19, 2018

Whilst educational theory has developed significantly in recent years, much of the law curriculum remains content-driven and delivered traditionally, predominantly through lecture format. Students are, in the main, treated as empty vessels to be filled by the eminent academics of the day....

The Teaching of Criminal Law: The pedagogical imperatives

The Teaching of Criminal Law: The pedagogical imperatives

1st Edition

Kris Gledhill, Ben Livings
March 07, 2018

The Teaching of Criminal Law provides the first considered discussion of the pedagogy that should inform the teaching of criminal law. It originates from a survey of criminal law courses in different parts of the English-speaking world which showed significant similarity across countries and over...

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