Legal Education in Asia
Edited by: Shuvro Prosun Sarker
This book contains a scholarly analysis of the status of legal education in 14 Asian jurisdictions, namely Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. What these jurisdictions have in common is the increasing acceptance of the rule of law as the organizing principle of governance, along with pluralism as a fact of life. Law is an integrating element reflecting cultural pluralism amidst social and economic inequalities and political power struggles. The challenge before legal educators in the Asian region is to restructure legal education in such a way that, while retaining the confidence of the people in the judicial apparatus, those who operate the system are trained to make justice accessible and affordable to every person, irrespective of their status and income. The book provides valuable insights into how the mission is being pursued by legal educators in the different countries of the region - many of which have legal traditions dating back to ancient times.
Publication Date: 1/1/2014