Law as a discipline struggles as much as, or perhaps more than, any other discipline in its attempts to reconcile its close historic connections to professional practice with its current location in a university environment. Should law schools focus on producing graduates who are “practice-ready” or make available a broad, contextual education for their students in line with the academic standards of the wider university? The overarching issue in debates about legal education in Australia has been: “what is the nature of a ‘university’ legal education?” The key issue is: should law schools be driven by market requirements or by more idealistic educational values?
"Decline in the Reform of Law Teaching? The impact of policy reforms in tertiary education,"
Legal Education Review: Vol. 10
, Article 1.
Available at: https://epublications.bond.edu.au/ler/vol10/iss2/1