Educating European Lawyers

Edited by: Aalt Willem Heringa, Bram Akkermans

The continuing and accelerating process of European integration impacts European legal education - or ought to have an impact on the ideas about legal education in Europe. Although legal education in Europe is mainly national and usually conducted in the national language, there are initiatives that seek to break through the national barriers and move towards a truly European legal education. The Maastricht European Law School, which focuses on European Union law, international law, and comparative law, is one of these initiatives. This edited volume reflects upon European legal education in the light of Maastricht's program, which has been offered for a couple of years now and which attracts a great number of students from all over Europe, and around the world as well. The book offers to interested readers ways forward, as well as obstacles and points to ponder. Educating European Lawyers pays attention to the developments in European law and the effects these have on legal education in general, as well as in other fields. Drawing from their own experiences, the book's contributors describe the current state of law, offering perspectives on future developments and explaining how they translate these developments into the law school curriculum. The book's commonality is that each contributor seeks to prepare students better for a future in a more integrated Europe. Educating European Lawyers will generate debate and move the European discussion forward to concrete steps to effectively establish European legal education for new generations of lawyers that will work in an increasingly Europeanized legal domain. (Series: Ius Commune Europaeum - Vol. 98)

284 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780680187