chapter  1
The Global Contest for Legal Education 1
ByJohn Flood
Pages 21

Legal education is in a time of dramatic change throughout the world. Legal education has maintained an ad hoc character for most of its existence in that it has never focused on a systematic theoretical approach to the study of law as civil law has, instead preferring a craft approach. The two most graphic demonstrations of the use of technology are the creation of a legal game by a Dutch law firm called 'The Game', and the running of new approach to legal education called 'law Without Walls' (LWOW) designed at the University of Miami School of law. The legal services act (LSA) envisages a legal services market in which lawyers are only one significant element. Australia is now in the process of establishing a national legal services market. Parts of Europe, however, seem to find the undergraduate model congenial for its legal services market while there is significant movement towards United States (US)-style graduate degrees.