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Batting for a Future: An Ethics Response to the Challenges Facing Law Schools

Duncan, N. J. (2010). Batting for a Future: An Ethics Response to the Challenges Facing Law Schools. Nottingham Law Journal, 19(1), pp. 1-11.


This article explores a group of related challenges facing UK law schools. These include changes in University funding which affect all disciplines and specific factors which are peculiar to law. It analyses the nature of the legal services sector, historically known as the legal profession, to assist in proposing what legal education is for. In particular, it examines changes in the structure and regulation of the legal professions and the development of globalisation, and the impact these changes may be expected to have on the ethical requirements of different categories of lawyer. It concludes with a series of proposals as to how law schools might respond to these challenges with distinctive offerings in the area of teaching legal ethics.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Professional Regulation, Legal Profession, Legal Education, Professional Ethics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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