ERIC Number: ED088361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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New Directions in Legal Education.
Packer, Herbert L.; Ehrlich, Thomas
The authors build a case for a broader-based legal education that would give special emphasis to the humanities and the social sciences as these fields bear on the study of law. Their major recommendation for the future of legal education can be summed up in one word: diversity. The new kind of legal education they propose would orient itself to ends or values, and strive to be the dominant general-purpose field of study in American universities. Among the changes the authors foresee for the profession itself are group legal services, increased specialization and certification of trained lawyers, and the emergence and legitimation of para- and sublegal personnel to handle routine legal transactions. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Law Schools, Lawyers, Legal Education, Professional Education
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($10.00)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.