The "Age of Empire" again?

Farran, Sue (2013) The "Age of Empire" again? The Law Teacher, 47 (3). pp. 345-367. ISSN 0306-9400

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2013.851341

Abstract

Law and ways of thinking about law have historically been integral to processes of colonialisation and extension of empire. Contemporary forms of colonialism in a globalising legal environment may be less obvious, more nuances or even subconscious. However, the emergence of higher education as a trade commodity, the shift to fee-paying students as consumers and the market competition for international students among universities raise questions about the export and import of various forms of legal education, especially in the context of plural and mixed legal systems, debates about legal transplants, and concerns about legal imperialism. This article examines these issues and considers the place of comparative legal education in the contemporary environment facing university law schools.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Sue Farran
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 12:41
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:56
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/14836

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