Educating Lawyers for a Less Adversarial System
Professor Charles Sampford
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1999
Many Australians believe that the civil justice system is not serving them as it should. It is criticised as being costly, inefficient and slow. In response to these criticisms, changes are being made in an effort to streamline legal proceedings and make them more affordable. This volume focuses on the relationship between civil justice reform and legal education, exploring the following questions: What new roles and skills are required of legal professionals? How should legal educators respond to changes that emerge from the reform process? What might Australia learn from examining other countries? What role can legal education and training play in effecting reform?