This book offers an international breadth of historical and theoretical insights into recent efforts to "decolonise" legal education across the world.

With a specific focus on post- and decolonial thought and anti-racist methods in pedagogy, this edited collection provides an accessible illustration of pedagogical innovation in teaching and learning law. Chapters cover civil and common law legal systems, incorporate cases from non-state Indigenous legal systems, and critically examine key topics such as decolonisation and anti-racism in criminology, colonialism and the British Empire, and court process and Indigenous justice. The book demonstrates how teaching can be modified and adapted to address long-standing injustice in the curriculum.

Offering a systematic collection of theoretical and practical examples of anti-racist and decolonial legal pedagogy, this volume will appeal to curriculum designers and law educators as well as to undergraduate and post-graduate level law teachers and researchers.

chapter |14 pages


Decolonisation, Anti-Racism, and Legal Pedagogy

part I|51 pages

Questioning the Decolonising Project in Law Schools

chapter 1|15 pages

Abolish the Law School

To Decolonise Is Disingenuous

chapter 2|15 pages

The Pedagogy of Memory and Forgetfulness

A Critical Review of Selected Aspects of the LLB Curriculum in South Africa

part II|80 pages

Private Law

chapter 4|16 pages

Decolonizing Objective Theory

Race and Coloniality in US Contract Law 1

chapter 5|18 pages

Degrees of Coloniality

Rethinking Property Law in (Northern) Ireland

chapter 8|14 pages

Reinventing Wrongs

A Subversive, Anti-Racist Pedagogy for Tort

part III|74 pages

Public Law

chapter 9|15 pages

Unmasking Indigenous Invisibility

Reforming and Decolonising the Pedagogy of Terra Nullius

chapter 10|15 pages

Decolonising Civil Procedure

Court Process as Continuing Colonisation and Tool for Indigenous Justice

chapter 12|12 pages

Divesting Religion from Rights

Teaching Freedom of Religion through Anti-Racist Pedagogy

chapter 13|16 pages

Pedagogy as Advocacy

The Role of Anti-Racist and Decolonial Pedagogy in Advancing Social Justice

part IV|48 pages

Socio-legal Education