Bond University


This paper addresses certain aspects of the relationship between neoliberalism and university law schools. It arose out of a one-day workshop (hereafter ‘the Workshop) xxx to mark the publication of Professor Margaret Thornton’s book, Privatising the Public University: The Case of Law. This book examines the ways in which privatization has impacted on law schools and legal education, particularly analyzing the ways in which changes to funding and the growth of neoliberal discourse have changed, on the one hand, students and their approaches to learning; and on the other, academics and their approaches to teaching and research.