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Isolationism, democratisation and globalisation: Legal education in a developing country
The internationalisation of legal education: The future practice of law
  • Laurence Boulle, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2014
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Book Chapter
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Boulle, L. (2014). Isolationism, democratisation and globalisation: Legal education in a developing country. In W. Van Caenegem & M. Hiscock (Eds.), The internationalisation of legal education: The future practice of law (pp.48-69). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

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Copyright © William van Caenegem and Mary Hiscock 2014.

2014 HERDC submission

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9781783474530
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Abstract

This chapter examines and compares three stages of legal education in a jurisdiction undergoing intense political, social and economic changes. In all three stages, social and economic imperatives in South Africa induced changes in structural features of the broader society and in national political philosophies, as well as in the societal functions of the legal system. Legal education responded more slowly than the other factors, initially afflicted by insularity and inertia. However, the internal pressures introduced by the advent of constitutional democracy, and the external influences of economic globalisation combined to induce changes of both endogenous and exogenous varieties in legal education.

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Laurence Boulle. "Isolationism, democratisation and globalisation: Legal education in a developing country" Cheltenham, UKThe internationalisation of legal education: The future practice of law (2014) p. 48 - 69
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/laurence_boulle/52/