Cosmopolitan Legal Education: From Irnerius and the Westphalian Paradigm to the Modern Law School

Abstract

The law school has not always been one that would be predominantly engaged with national legal matter. The subject of law, as a field of learning, has for a number of centuries been the toy of national educational systems, because law has been the toy of nation States. Law, the discipline, which nowadays draws materials not only from jurisprudence but also from economics, history and political science, has with the rise of the Westphalian paradigm been mostly what the German legal scholars would call a Landesjurisprudenz in epistemic terms, a subject mostly destined to serve the needs of a given locality. The article runs counter to what came to effectively become law’s traditional approach to education. It posits that the discipline of law as well as legal education in itself would certainly benefit from more cosmopolitan and extrovert models of pedagogy.



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Antonios Emmanuel Platsas, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

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Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Higher education

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To cite this article:
Platsas A., & A. (2022) Cosmopolitan Legal Education: From Irnerius and the Westphalian Paradigm to the Modern Law School ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.26
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.26


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