TITLE

FACING DOWN THE GLADIATORS: ADDRESSING LAW SCHOOL'S HIDDEN ADVERSARIAL CURRICULUM

AUTHOR(S)
O'BRIEN, MOLLY TOWNES
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Monash University Law Review;2011, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses hidden curriculum of the contemporary law school, its unstated norms and values which are communicated to students. It mentions that adversarial messages dominate in the law school ethos in spite of an alternative disputer resolution (ADR) movement in legal education. It presents information that more space for constructive lawyering can be created by law schools if these are addressed with hidden curriculum and helps to prepare better students for a variety of roles which should be inhabited as lawyers. It suggests that non-adversarial processes and materials should be imposed by legal education into its pedagogy in order to provide non-adversarialism in legal practice and law schools.
ACCESSION #
86195602

 

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