chapter  21
15 Pages


WithRebecca Huxley-Binns

There is no one model of academic legal study, and some law schools offer a critical legal theory curriculum, others use problem-based learning, others still embed the professional qualifications, traditionally taken after the academic degree, into the undergraduate stage. With the recent emphasis on employability and monitoring of career destinations of graduates, many law schools have developed a more skills-orientated curriculum. In law, development of legal skills is usually achieved through a form of experiential learning. Given the nature of the legal advice, simulated rather than reallife problems are most common at the undergraduate stage.