Title

Before competition and beyond complacency - The internationalisation of legal education in Australia

Date of this Version

1-1-2012

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Interim status: Citation only

Lo, V.I. (2012). Before competition and beyond complacency - The internationalisation of legal education in Australia. Legal Education Review, 22(1), 3-49. ISSN: 1033-2839

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2012 HERDC. FoR code: 180202; 180121

© Copyright Vai Io Lo, 2012

ISSN

1033-2839

Abstract

In view of the impact of globalisation on legal services, law schools in various parts of the world have adopted strategies and initiatives to internationalise the law curriculum so as to train prospective lawyers and judges who are professionally competent and culturally sensitive in an increasingly globalised legal market. Based on thirty-two online audits of Australian law schools, this study attempts to ascertain the current situation of internationalisation among Australian law schools, identify the challenges on the path of internationalisation, and explain why it is judicious for Australian law schools to set the internationalisation of legal education as a priority.

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