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Formal Legal Education: A Few Lessons From The Past, Useful For The Future
Law Faculty Publications
  • John Wade, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2006
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Details
Wade, John H., (2006) Formal Legal Education: A Few Lessons From The Past, Useful For The Future, Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence, Volume 9, pp. 338-352.
Reproduced with the kind permission of the Centre for New Zealand Jurisprudence. © Copyright Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence 2006.

2006 HERDC submission
Abstract

This note suggests (again) that some of the goals of legal education can be discovered helpfully by observing excellent "lawyers" (in their diverse occupations) anecdotally and/or systematically. It repeats the challenging question - what are the causes of a person becoming an excellent lawyer? There is nearly a century of criticism of formal university legal education for allegedly failing to contribute "enough" towards the production of a sufficient number of "excellent" or even "competent" "lawyers" (in the diversity of careers which "lawyers" enter). How should we respond?

Citation Information
John Wade. "Formal Legal Education: A Few Lessons From The Past, Useful For The Future" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_wade/22/