A Critical Evaluation of Micro-Credentialing and Stacking in Legal Education

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Abstract

The line between continuing professional development and postgraduate study is being blurred by the emergence of ‘micro-credentials’ and the ability to ‘stack’ them to earn credit towards a traditional postgraduate qualification. This paper examines how micro-credentialing and stacking work within the context of legal education, and critically evaluates the emergence of this trend by identifying the significant benefits and challenges. While there is reason to be concerned about the ongoing commodification and vocationalisation of higher education, the conclusion is reached that the development is on balance a positive one.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2018
EventSino-Australian Law Deans Conference - Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
Duration: 26 Oct 201828 Oct 2018

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ConferenceSino-Australian Law Deans Conference
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period26/10/1828/10/18

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    James, N. (2018). A Critical Evaluation of Micro-Credentialing and Stacking in Legal Education. Sino-Australian Law Deans Conference, Wuhan, China.