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Educating for the Profession: Law at Canterbury 1873 - 1973

Educating for the Profession: Law at Canterbury 1873 - 1973
  

This is the first detailed exploration of the early history of legal education in New Zealand. It draws on extensive research into a range of historical material and periodical literature, as well as a rich variety of accounts and recollections from former staff and students, to ... read full description below.

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Barcode 9781877257841
Published 1 January 2010 by Canterbury University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Finn, Jeremy
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ISBN-13 9781877257841
ISBN-10 1877257842
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Imprint Canterbury University Press
Publication Date 1 January 2010
International Publication Date 23 July 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Finn, Jeremy
Category Universities / Polytechnics
Legal Profession
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 500g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress University of Canterbury - History, Law - Study and teaching (Higher) - New Zealand - Christchurch - History
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 349.9383
Catalogue Code 92553

Description of this Book

This is the first detailed exploration of the early history of legal education in New Zealand. It draws on extensive research into a range of historical material and periodical literature, as well as a rich variety of accounts and recollections from former staff and students, to explore the first 100 years of teaching and study of law at Canterbury. In doing so it offers a fresh insight into the often uneasy relationship between teachers and practitioners, particularly the long struggle over control of examinations for the law degree. It paints a vivid picture of the development of the 'rival' Law Professional qualification, and examines the ebbs and flows in the popularity of law as a career choice. While exploring these national elements, this book remains grounded in the experiences of generations of students and their teachers in the very special Canterbury environment.

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Author's Bio

Jeremy Finn is a Professor of Law at the University of Canterbury. He has been connected with Canterbury for more than 40 years: as a student of history (MA (Hons) 1973) and then law (LLB (Hons) 1978), before joining the academic staff. He also served as LawSoc president in 1977. Jeremy was awarded a PhD in Law in 1995. He has written extensively on aspects of New Zealand and British imperial legal history, and also teaches and researches in the law of contract, criminal law, intellectual property and criminal justice.

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