The unsustainability of legal practice: The case for transformation of legal education and legal educators

Kathrine Galloway, Peter Jones

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Abstract

Individualistic, competitive, adversarial…the legal profession faces calls for systemic change as we see an exodus of our brightest minds, high levels of mental distress amongst students and practitioners and a profession that, as a cornerstone of the justice system, is unable to sustain itself let alone deal with global issues of sustainability. The required transformation starts in law school and this paper explores both conceptual approaches in a law curriculum to engender student transformation, and the means by which legal academics’ own practice may be transformed within the framework of the law, as well as in terms of practical skills and resultant professional identity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference of Transformative Learning
Subtitle of host publicationA future for earth: reimagining learning for a transforming world
EditorsM Schwartz, C Lubell, R Gall, A Omer
PublisherMeridian University
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Transformative Learning - San Francisco, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 1 Nov 20124 Nov 2012

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Conference10th International Conference on Transformative Learning
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period1/11/124/11/12

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Galloway, K., & Jones, P. (2012). The unsustainability of legal practice: The case for transformation of legal education and legal educators. In M. Schwartz, C. Lubell, R. Gall, & A. Omer (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Transformative Learning: A future for earth: reimagining learning for a transforming world Meridian University.