1527506460 (hardcover) 9781527506466 (hardcover)
Recent years have seen social justice emerge as a powerful driver for work, both in law schools and the legal services sector. However, questions remain about how that term is understood and given meaning within the legal academy and beyond. This edited collection explores the meanings that have emerged and might subsequently be developed, together with a practical exploration of projects that have sought to bring the social justice agenda to life in law schools and in communities around the world. Over the course of eighteen chapters, this volume engages with a range of social justice and legal education themes, including clinical legal education, innocence projects, access to justice, cause lawyering, LGBTQ identities, and sustainability in law schools. In addition, it also explores themes of ethics and values in contemporary legal education in Africa, Australia, North America, and the UK.--Back cover.
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Chapter One. Introduction: Social Justice and Legal Education / Chris Ashford and Paul McKeown Chapter Two. Teaching Access to Justice: Cause Lawyering and Strategic Litigation in a Clinical Context / Jacqueline Kingham Chapter Three. Teaching Law: The Legal Clinic, the University and Social Justice / Anna Cody and Frances Gibson Chapter Four. It's More than the Site: Supporting Social Justice Through Student Supervision Practices / Jeff Giddings Chapter Five. Ethical Engagement, Embedded Reflection, and Mutual Empowerment in the Clinical Process / Philip Drake, Natasha Taylor and Stuart Toddington Chapter Six. Can Social Justice Values be Taught through Clinical Legal Education? / Paul McKeown Chapter Seven. The Birmingham Pro Bono Group: A Case Study of Social Justice in Legal Education / Bharat Malkani and Linden Thomas Chapter Eight. Law in the Community and Access to Justice: Linking Theory and Practice / Lucy Yeatman Chapter Nine. Innocence Projects: Losing their Appeal? / Holly Greenwood Chapter Ten. Taking Care of Business: Challenging the Traditional Conceptualization of Social Justice in Clinical Legal Education / Elaine Campbell Chapter Eleven. Catalysts for Change in Legal Education: Why "Alternative Business Structures" Provide a Model for the Future of Legal Education / Sue Prince Chapter Twelve. The Chimera of Access to Justice and the Search for Alternatives / Sue Farran Chapter Thirteen. Legal Clinics and Social Justice in Post-Communist Countries / Maxim Tomoszek Chapter Fourteen. Law Clinic for All: The Key to Attainment of Socio-Economic Justice in Nigeria / Olusegun Michael Osinibi Chapter Fifteen. Experimental Learning, Legal Schools and a Social Mission: Whose Justice, What Justice? / Richard Grimes Chapter Sixteen. Educating the Next Generations of LGBTQ Social Justice Attorneys / Ruthann Robson Chapter Seventeen. The Rise and Fall of Social Justice Within Clinical Legal Education / Victoria Murray Chapter Eighteen. Social Justice: Education for Sustainable Development in Law Schools / Jessica Guth Notes on Contributors.
K103.H86 S63 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.