Meeting the challenges of globalisation in legal education
Balan, A. 2016. Meeting the challenges of globalisation in legal education. The Law Teacher. 51 (3), pp. 274-286.
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.
|Journal||The Law Teacher|
|Journal citation||51 (3), pp. 274-286|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/03069400.2016.1186415|
|Online||09 Jun 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||04 Jul 2016|
|Accepted||03 May 2016|
|Copyright information||This 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|
|License||All rights reserved|
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