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There is a myth that lingers around legal education in many democracies. That myth would have us believe that law students are admitted and then succeed based on raw merit, and that law schools are neutral settings in which professors (also selected and promoted based on merit) use their expertise to train those students to become lawyers. Based on original, empirical research, this book investigates this myth from myriad perspectives, diverse settings, and in different nations, revealing that hierarchies of power and cultural norms shape and maintain inequities in legal education. Embedded within law school cultures are assumptions that also stymie efforts at reform. The book examines hidden pedagogical messages, showing how presumptions about theory's relation to practice are refracted through the obfuscating lens of curricula. The contributors also tackle questions of class and market as they affect law training. Finally, this collection examines how structural barriers replicate injustice even within institutions representing themselves as democratic and open, revealing common dynamics across cultural and institutional forms. The chapters speak to similar issues and to one another about the influence of context, images of law and lawyers, the political economy of legal education, and the agency of students and faculty.
In the last few decades university teaching has been recognised as an activity which can be studied and improved through educational scholarship. In some disciplines this is now well established. It remains emergent in legal education. The field is rich with questions to be answered, issues to be raised. This book provides the first overall review of legal education scholarship. The chapters outline the history of legal education research and provide a detailed analysis of the trends in areas of publication. Beyond this, the book suggests a typology for further conceptualising the field and a series of suggested paths for future research. The book originated from the 2017 UNSW conference Research in Legal Education: State of the Art? It features internationally respected authors who bring their perspectives on how legal education - as a field of research - should be conceptualised. The collection is arranged into three themes. First, a historical view is taken of the emergence of legal education scholarship and its roots that predate modern educational theory. Secondly, the book provides overviews of the extant field of publications, highlighting areas of interest and neglect, and delineating the trends in current publication. Thirdly, the book provides a set of suggested typologies for describing legal education research and a series of essays for future directions which both critique current approaches and provide inspiration for future directions. The State of Legal Education Research represents an authoritative introduction to the field, a set of conceptual tools with which to describe it, and inspiration for researchers to expand and grow research into legal education.
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 legal education. Instead law schools are clinging to an out-dated and erroneous perception of emotions as, at best, irrational, and at worst dangerous. In contrast to this, educational and scientific developments have demonstrated that emotions are a fundamental, inescapable part of learning, teaching and skills development. Harnessing these emotions will therefore have a transformative effect on legal education and enable it to adapt to the needs and demands of the 21st century. This book provides a theoretical overview of the role played by emotions in all aspects of the life of the law school. It explores the relationship between emotions and key traditional and contemporary approaches to legal education, the ways in which emotions can be conceptualised, their interaction with the politics and policies of legal education and their role within teaching and learning. The book also considers the importance of emotional wellbeing for both law students and legal academics Overall, this book argues for a more holistic form of legal education in which emotions play a valuable (and valued) role. This requires a new vision for law schools, in which emotions are acknowledged and embedded at all levels, institutional and personal.
Bringing together the current international body of knowledge on key issues for educating for well-being in law, this book offers comparative perspectives across jurisdictions, and utilises a range of theoretical lenses (including socio-legal, psychological and ethical theories) in analysing well-being and legal education in law. The chapters include innovative and tested research methodologies and strategies for educating for well-being. Asking and answering the question as to whether law is special in terms of producing psychological distress in law students, law teachers and the profession, and bringing together common and opposing perspectives, this book also seeks to highlight excellent practice in promoting a positive professional identity at law school and beyond resulting in an original contribution to knowledge, and new discourses of analysis.
In 2002, controversy regarding J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series arose in Cedarville, Arkansas, when a parent expressed concerns about the messages that books about witchcraft were sending to young students at an elementary school. In response, the school board banned the series from public school libraries-but a school librarian, assisted by a fourth-grade girl, fought back with a federal lawsuit and won. Written by the lawyer who prosecuted the case, this book details the Harry Potter ban and the lawsuit that returned the books to Cedarville schools. It goes behind the scenes to show readers how lawsuits are really conducted and looks specifically at cases used as precedent in Counts v. Cedarville.
Containing over 20% new content and two additional chapters, this updated casebook addresses legal and public policy issues and controversies affecting K-12 as well as higher education. In addition to fundamental caselaw, the book includes fifty-nine original hypotheticals, extensive material on technology-related issues, recent developments in First Amendment law, guidance from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, and a strong focus on equal access to quality education. Topical coverage includes campus safety and the criminal justice system, the rights of educators, bilingual education, disability rights law, race-conscious remedies, religion in the schools, LGBT-related controversies, gender equity, and expanded coverage of privacy law issues, the school-to-prison pipeline, cyber-bullying, the impact of Race to the Top and ESEA flexibility, the ongoing battle over K-12 teacher tenure rights, and the implications of the burgeoning charter school movement.
This book blends valuable excerpts from original court opinions with policy and legal analysis to help build a deep understanding of the law and its meaning for education students. The book was reviewed and endorsed by several prominent educational scholars. The core of the book is focused on what education students would most care about and need to know about the law, with supporting material and additional content specifically for those students.
Alexander and Alexander's American Public School Law has for 50 years set the standard for books in the field of education law. This new 2019, Ninth Edition, provides for a combined textbook/casebook approach for teaching the law of public school systems in the United States. Included in this volume are hundreds of recent judicial precedents rendered by state and federal appellate courts derived from actual cases and controversies involving the schools. The book is designed to facilitate a case or discussion teaching methodology that enables the teacher to depart from merely lecturing or telling about the law and to engage the students in a dialogue and discussion mode. Written in an engaging style, American Public School Law, Ninth Edition, clearly explains all complex points of law for non-lawyers, with a focus on the unique needs of professional school leaders. The book is accompanied with an Instructor's Manual and a Test Bank, along with PowerPoint slides for each chapter.