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Title:The role of legal education in a changed south african society: an outsider's reflections
Author:Kaburise, J.B.K.
Periodical:The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa
Geographic term:South Africa
Subject:legal education
Abstract:Conventional societal wisdom ignores the wider uses of a legal education. Law schools generally regard their function as being to train students only for legal practice. The present author sees a very substantial role for legal education in a changed South Africa. To diffuse the benefits of a legal study more widely, new approaches to legal education are necessary. A distinction should be made between 'legal education' and 'lawyer training'. Legal education should strive to see law within its total social context and the law school curriculum should give attention to customary law. A comparison is made with the Papua New Guinea legal system, that takes account of local customs, usages and attitudes. Notes, ref.