This book contains a scholarly analysis of the status of legal education in fourteen Asian countries namely Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. What these countries have in common is the increasing acceptance of the rule of law as the organizing principle of governance and pluralism as a fact of life. Law is an integrating element reflecting cultural pluralism amidst social and economic inequalities and political power struggles. The challenge before legal educators in the region is to re-structure legal education in such a way that while retaining the confidence of the people in the judicial apparatus, those who operate the system are trained to make justice accessible and affordable to every person irrespective of their status and income. The present volume provides valuable insights into how the mission is being pursued by legal educators in different countries of the region many of which have legal traditions dating back to ancient times.
Shuvro Prosun Sarker is an Assistant Editor of Asian Journal of Legal Education, and Former Mentor at the Legal Aid Society of National University of Juridical Sciences, India.
1. Development and Problems of the New Law School System in Japan; 2. Future Strategic Vision for Legal Education in Viet Nam; 3. Legal Education in China: Globalizing with Chinese Characteristics; 4. Legal Education in Hong Kong: A History of Reform; 5. Legal Education in Iran: From Theoretical Aspects to Practicality; 6. Legal Education in Israel: Developments and Challenges; 7. Legal Education in Jordan: Prospects and Challenges; 8. Legal Education in Russia: Historical Overview and Current Reforms; 9. Legal Education in Taiwan: A Plural System in Transition; 10. Legal Education in Turkey: Ottoman to Bologna; 11. Legal Education Reform in South Korea: Challenges of Transition; 12. Moving into the Future: Legal Education in Thailand; 13. Trends in Legal Education in Bangladesh: A Critical Review on Practical Aspects; 14. Visualizing Third Generation Reform of Indian Legal Education