Meeting the challenges of globalisation in legal education

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Balan, A. 2016. Meeting the challenges of globalisation in legal education. The Law Teacher. 51 (3), pp. 274-286.
AuthorsBalan, A.
Abstract

The focus of this paper is a critical review of the impact of globalisation on international higher education at my own institution, the University of East London (UEL), where I am Programme Leader for LLB (Hons) Law, an undergraduate qualifying law degree. Globalisation, along with internationalisation, has been one of the forces that have most changed the educational landscape in this country over the last two decades. Although closely related to each other, globalisation and internationalisation are usually regarded as distinct forces – the former being defined as the economic, political, and societal forces pushing twenty-first-century higher education towards greater international involvement, while the latter describes the policies and practices of higher education developed to deal with this. Whilst these phenomena have wide implications for higher education as a whole, they present opportunities and challenges that are very specific both to an institution like UEL, which has a high proportion of students from international backgrounds, and to my own discipline, law, which has an increasingly global profile in terms of both legal education and professional practice.

JournalThe Law Teacher
Journal citation51 (3), pp. 274-286
ISSN1943-0353
0306-9400
Year2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/03069400.2016.1186415
Publication dates
Online09 Jun 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Jul 2016
Accepted03 May 2016
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Law Teacher on 09.06.16, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03069400.2016.1186415
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