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The "age of empire": again?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sue Farran


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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. © 2013 The Association of Law Teachers.

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Author(s): Farran S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: The Law Teacher

Year: 2013

Volume: 47

Issue: 3

Pages: 345-367

Online publication date: 28/11/2013

ISSN (print): 0306-9400

ISSN (electronic): 1943-0353

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/03069400.2013.851341


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