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Law Schools. The first American law school, the Litchfield Law School, was founded sometime between 1774 and 1784 and lasted for fifty to sixty years. The course of study was ...

legal education

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Robert Frakes

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

... education Forensic education in the Roman Empire grew out of the study of rhetoric (the third tier of schooling after the primary and grammar stages). Legal education was considered a specialist branch of higher study. During the Principate several law schools (in particular the Sabinians and Proculians) existed in the City of Rome . Other cities also had law schools where students read juristic works. Gregory the Wonderworker in the first half of the 3rd century was on his way to study *law at the Roman colonia of Beirut when he was...

legal education

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
461 words

... education . The training of practitioners of the law in Canada long depended on articling. A clerk would sign on with a practitioner who would transmit the essential elements of professional legal practice. Much time was spent drawing up and writing various procedural actions and attending to court business. In addition, the clerk was invited to explore in depth the great legal authors and textbooks. At the end of this period, an examination would authorize admission to the bar. Legal education was introduced into Canadian universities in a limited way...

Education, Legal

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
5,163 words

...education seminars for their judges, and the National Judicial College, in Reno, Nevada, is an important source of educational classes for both new and experienced judges. Modern Legal Education. Contemporary legal education reflects the myriad influences affecting other fields of higher education. Thus, costs have skyrocketed: construction and maintenance costs for law school facilities; salaries and benefits for law school administrators, faculty, and staff; and the costs to students of a legal education. Issues of reasonable access to legal education for...

clinical legal education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
285 words

...legal education Clinical legal education entails the learning and teaching of law through students undertaking practical legal work alongside more traditional forms of study, generally in a university or a postgraduate vocational training institution. It can be done in many ways. For example it can be done by students, under the supervision of academic staff who are also practising lawyers, providing legal advice and representation to members of the public, as part of a service provided by a university. Or it can be done by students doing similar work...

vocational legal education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,500 words

...Vocational legal education might also describe post‐qualification education regimes, or Continuing Professional Development, undertaken by both branches. Vocational legal education has deep historical roots. At the Bar, the ancient Inns of Court, to which all barristers must belong, a collegial‐style legal education was offered until the fifteenth century, switching to apprenticeship after the Civil War. Formal training for the Bar began in 1852 when the four Inns standardized their training by creating the Council of Legal Education. Passing an...

continuing legal education

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
51 words

...continuing legal education ( CLE ) Mandatory or voluntary professional development. CLE or mandatory CLE (MCLE) is provided by institutions such as the College of Law (NSW) and the Leo Cussen Institute (Victoria) as well as law societies and bar Associations for the benefit of the profession. See also practical legal training...

legal education and liberal education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
511 words

... education and liberal education Historically legal education in universities in the United Kingdom has been closely tied to the legal professions with university law schools largely being seen, by themselves and by others, as being a training ground for these professions. For this reason law schools were intellectually and not infrequently geographically separated from their parent universities who saw themselves as having a wider role in relationship to both scholarship and education. However, from the 1960s onwards, the nature of legal scholarship in law...

legal education, research on

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
515 words

... education, research on The rapid increase in the scale and scope of legal education in the second half of the twentieth century has led to a growing recognition of the need to treat legal education itself as a subject for research. Legal education research has tended to fit into one of four broad categories. First, there is a substantial body of descriptive, quantitative, research that has sought to chart the basic changes affecting law schools, such as the numbers of students and staff, their gender and ethnicity , the range of modules and courses...

IT in legal education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
534 words

...in legal education Information and Communications Technologies (‘ IT ’) are transforming both the world of law and legal education through a wide range of equipment from personal computers to mobile MP3s, software ranging from word processors to simulations and internet‐based systems. The law has to cope increasingly with issues such as electronic commerce, intellectual property, fraud, and pornography . Lawyers use complex technology in drafting documents and litigation. The internet has changed the way people interact—for example IT enables new kinds of...

problem‐based legal education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
255 words

...legal education Legal education is strongly problem‐focused. This is because much learning occurs through the study of fact patterns or ‘problem questions’ which require students to analyse and explain how the law applies to that situation. Conventionally, problems are worked through as exemplars in lectures and as practical exercises in small group classes. Such exercises are usually attempted after students have been introduced to the general principles of the relevant area of law in lectures. Genuine problem‐based learning (‘ PBL ’),...

assessment in legal education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
547 words

...in legal education Legal education in the UK, like any other form of education, is driven to a great extent by assessment. Law may be studied in school or college at GCSE and GCE Advanced level, as well as at university through undergraduate (LLB—Bachelor of Laws) to postgraduate level (LLM—Master of Laws). Many will study law intending to enter the legal profession and for this it is necessary to undertake a qualifying law degree in which seven ‘core subjects’ (Contract, Public Law, Torts, European Union Law, Criminal Law, Land Law and Equity, and...

gender issues in legal education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
474 words

...issues in legal education Gender issues in legal education are discussed here in relation to three distinct but related areas: the law school curriculum, legal academics and, finally, law students. It is generally accepted that gender , together with race , sexuality, class, and other cross‐cutting identity influences, plays a significant part in the lived experience of legal academics and students. The idea that gender might be an appropriate (or even necessary) lens through which to study and understand law began to appear in some law school...

learning outcomes of legal education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
614 words

...outcomes of legal education The intended learning outcome (‘ ILOC ’) of any process of education is a statement of what a student who successfully completes that process will know, understand, and be able to do. As in education at large, legal educators have, in recent years, been asked to think in terms of ILOCs. This represents a significant change in educational philosophy. Traditionally, providers of legal education offered programmes defined in terms of a curriculum, describing what would be taught. Thinking in terms of ILOCs moves the focus of...

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,946 words

...Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund . The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund ( PRLDEF ), a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpartisan civil rights institution, was established to “secure, promote and protect the civil and human rights of the Puerto Rican and wider Latino community” through “litigation, policy analysis and education” (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund). Originally, PRLDEF's founders envisioned it as an organization that would utilize litigation, advocacy, and community education strategies to protect...

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

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Jorge Iber

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
Length:
3,193 words

...it remains today. In the early years of the group’s existence, its primary legal activity was the filing of friend-of-the-court briefs (often in conjunction with the NAACP) in the fight for civil rights. MALDEF’s Legal Work Over the last quarter of the twentieth century into the early twenty-first century, MALDEF has worked tirelessly through a wide variety of litigation dealing with a broad range of social justice issues. In addition to its initial goals of improving education, employment, and civil rights, in the intervening years MALDEF has also focused...

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education fund

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education fund   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
3,238 words

...it remains today. In the early years of the group's existence, its primary legal activity was the filing of friend-of-the-court briefs (often in conjunction with the NAACP) in the fight for civil rights. MALDEF's Legal Work Over the last quarter of the twentieth century into the early twenty-first century, MALDEF has worked tirelessly through a wide variety of litigation dealing with a broad range of social justice issues. In addition to its initial goals of improving education, employment, and civil rights, in the intervening years MALDEF has also focused...

legal education

legal education  

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Law Schools.The first American law school, the Litchfield Law School, was founded sometime between 1774 and 1784 and lasted for fifty to sixty years. The course of study was ...
clinical legal education

clinical legal education  

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Subject:
Law
Clinical legal education entails the learning and teaching of law through students undertaking practical legal work alongside more traditional forms of study, generally in a university or a ...
vocational legal education

vocational legal education  

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Subject:
Law
Legal education is traditionally divided into stages, each progressively preparing students for practice. A common pattern is an initial or academic stage, usually a law degree introducing legal ...
assessment in legal education

assessment in legal education  

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Law
Legal education in the UK, like any other form of education, is driven to a great extent by assessment. Law may be studied in school or college at GCSE and ...

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