Changing Legal Education: Rhetoric, Reality and Prospects for the Future
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This article examines the extent to which Australian legal education has transcended the traditional model of legal education which dominated most law schools until the mid-1980s, and outlines a modest agenda which might guide further development in legal education in Australia. The article outlines challenges to the traditional model, changes in legal education following the 1987 Pearce Report, and identifies factors that impede lasting and profound change. It concludes by proposing a series of issues which might be addressed by law schools seeking to provide a learning environment in which students can actively engage in learning about law, in a framework that does not simply prepare students for private legal practice.
Sydney Law Review
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