chapter
Introduction
ByKaren Barton
Pages 7

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book brings an international and cross-disciplinary perspective to the challenges ahead and presents alternative approaches aimed at tackling common issues, providing insight, and provoking debate. Craig Collins and Suzanne Webbey focus on the relationship between legal culture and legal education and the historical tendency to favour individualistic approaches to learning how to be a lawyer over collaborative ones. John Flood's detailed review of the factors driving change in the provision of legal services globally and his comprehensive description of the resulting challenges for legal education in the face of such unprecedented and radical change is fascinating. Clinical Bachelor of Laws degree model as providing the foundation and ethos through which moral character, conscientiousness, ethics and altruism can be inculcated and provides a convincing argument to support his assertions.