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Description - Legal Education in the Global Context by Christopher Gane

This book discusses the opportunities and challenges facing legal education in the era of globalization. It identifies the knowledge and skills that law students will require in order to prepare for the practice of tomorrow, and explores pedagogical shifts legal education needs to make inside and outside of the classroom. With contributions from leading experts on legal education from various jurisdictions across the globe, the work combines theoretical depth with practical insights. Seeking to understand the changing landscape of legal education in the era of globalization, the contributions find that law schools can, and must, adopt educational strategies that at least present students with different understandings of what studying and practicing law is meant to be about. They find that law schools need to offer their students choices, a vision of practice that is not driven entirely by the demands of the marketplace or the needs of major international law firms. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book makes a significant contribution to the impact of globalization on legal education, and how students and law schools need to adapt for the future. It will be of great interest to academics and students of comparative legal studies and legal education, as well as policy-makers and practitioners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781472444967
ISBN-10: 1472444965
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Gane

Christopher Gane is Dean at the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research and teaching interests include domestic Criminal Law and Procedure, International Criminal Law and Human Rights. He is author of twelve books and more than fifty scholarly articles and papers. Robin Hui Huang is a Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He specializes in corporate law, securities regulation, financial law, financial dispute resolution, and foreign investment, with a particular focus on Chinese and comparative law issues. He has held visiting posts at prestigious institutions including Harvard Law School and Cambridge Law School, and has been engaged as an expert by international organizations such as the World Bank.

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