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Law in Context : Enlarging a Discipline - William Twining

Law in Context

Enlarging a Discipline

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1997
ISBN: 9780198264835
Number Of Pages: 372

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The central theme of Twining's book is that law is a marvellous subject of study, but to do justice to its potential requires an enlargement of vision, multiple perspectives, and a radical reappraisal of the role, culture, and practices of law schools. Treating theory, education, scholarship, publishing, and professional practice as complementary activities, the author explores the history, philosophy, and practical problems of attempts to broaden the study of law in a disciplined way. He draws upon his personal experience of law schools throughout the common law world and his special knowledge of jurisprudence, evidence,torts and legal method to examine a wide range of topics in depth. These include, for example, the nature and tasks of legal theory, different kinds of legal literature, and access to legal education and the profession. This provocative and readable book will appeal to all those with an interest in the roles of legal theory, law schools, and lawyers in a changing world.

`I found this book... quite inspirational ... Professor Twining has covered a large canvas in this collection of essays. He has done so in both a clear and engaging manner ... written with a refreshing breadth of vision ... this is a book which sums up in an engagingly personal way most of the important developments in legal education in the past forty years...' J. P. S. McLaren, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, British Columbia, La Revue du Barreau Canadien, vol. 77, 1998.

1: Introduction 2: The Camel in the Zoo 3: Reflections on Law in Context 4: Pericles and the Plumber 5: 1836 and All That 6: Taking Facts Seriously 7: Evidence and Legal Theory 8: Theory in the Law Curriculum 9: Legal Skills and Legal Education 10: Karl Llewellyn and the Modern Skills Movement 11: Reading Law 12: The Reading Law Cookbook 13: Preparing Lawyers for the Twenty-first Century 14: What are Law Schools For? 15: Pericles Regained? 16: A Nobel Prize for Law?

ISBN: 9780198264835
ISBN-10: 0198264836
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.7