Understanding the power of law: engaging students in criminal law casework

Douglas, Heather and Taylor, Monica (2014) Understanding the power of law: engaging students in criminal law casework. Legal Education Review, 24 1: 28-43.

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Author Douglas, Heather
Taylor, Monica
Title Understanding the power of law: engaging students in criminal law casework
Journal name Legal Education Review
ISSN 1033-2839
1839-3713
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 28
End page 43
Total pages 16
Place of publication Lindfield, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Law Teachers Association
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract In recent years there has been intense focus on the law student experience, particularly in relation to first year law students and their transition from high school to university. Both in Australia and overseas, a number of empirical studies have been conducted into law students' perceptions of the law and lawyering, and their values and career aspirations. In many studies of clinical legal programs there has been a focus on developing ethical lawyering practices and on conceptions of social justice. Together these studies, at least indirectly, reveal much about students' understanding of law and power. In this paper the authors draw on the experience of running a criminal law clinic to consider how students engage with the concept of power in the study of law.
Keyword Criminal law
Study and teaching
Law students
Professional ethics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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