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The Peripheries at the Center: Reforming Legal Education in the People's Republic of China

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Over the past fifteen years, a salvo of entities, public and private, many from the U.S., have sought to reform the Chinese legal system and, particularly, legal education. This Article examines the applicability of the U.S. experience for legal education reform in China by assessing two dimensions of reform: the Juris Master professional law degree, first introduced in 1996, and the entry of experimental pedagogies that foster critical, analytical reasoning. Both quantitative and ethnographic data, collected during 2007-2008, is used to develop a case study of Tsinghua University Law School at its Beijing and Shenzhen campuses. The case study suggests that the ministerial, top-down transplant of the Juris Master program fails to meets its stated goal of professionalizing students in the practical skills of lawyering. However, “bottom-up” transplants in the form of experimental teaching approaches, implemented by the “cultural brokers” of Chinese law professors and deans have promise to foster critical reasoning in Chinese law students. The Article further argues that while, in some ways, the current U.S.-led “rule of law” initiative echoes the “law and development” movement of fifty years earlier, globalization has emerged as a central feature of transnational legal transplantation. Nonetheless, this process operates via a partial misrecognition of globalization as Americanization. Implications of this misrecognition for legal education reform are discussed.
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Erie, Matthew. "The Peripheries at the Center: Reforming Legal Education in the People's Republic of China" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado, May 25, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p319268_index.html>

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Erie, M. S. , 2009-05-25 "The Peripheries at the Center: Reforming Legal Education in the People's Republic of China" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p319268_index.html

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Abstract: Over the past fifteen years, a salvo of entities, public and private, many from the U.S., have sought to reform the Chinese legal system and, particularly, legal education. This Article examines the applicability of the U.S. experience for legal education reform in China by assessing two dimensions of reform: the Juris Master professional law degree, first introduced in 1996, and the entry of experimental pedagogies that foster critical, analytical reasoning. Both quantitative and ethnographic data, collected during 2007-2008, is used to develop a case study of Tsinghua University Law School at its Beijing and Shenzhen campuses. The case study suggests that the ministerial, top-down transplant of the Juris Master program fails to meets its stated goal of professionalizing students in the practical skills of lawyering. However, “bottom-up” transplants in the form of experimental teaching approaches, implemented by the “cultural brokers” of Chinese law professors and deans have promise to foster critical reasoning in Chinese law students. The Article further argues that while, in some ways, the current U.S.-led “rule of law” initiative echoes the “law and development” movement of fifty years earlier, globalization has emerged as a central feature of transnational legal transplantation. Nonetheless, this process operates via a partial misrecognition of globalization as Americanization. Implications of this misrecognition for legal education reform are discussed.


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