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It is popularly believed that law is essentially autonomous and politically neutral: legal education in Britain perpetuates this myth. The Critical Lawyers' Handbook challenges this view by examining the ways in which law, legal education, and legal institutions work to preserve the status quo.In this book, leading critical lawyers explore the differences that have emergedIt is popularly believed that law is essentially autonomous and politically neutral: legal education in Britain perpetuates this myth. The Critical Lawyers' Handbook challenges this view by examining the ways in which law, legal education, and legal institutions work to preserve the status quo.In this book, leading critical lawyers explore the differences that have emerged between feminists, marxists and post-marxists, postmodernists and the American critical legal studies movement. They reveal the hidden assumptions behind the standard texts for contract, tort, criminal, property, company, labour, constitutional, and European law, providing invaluable materials for students wishing to develop an intellectually independent position.Contributions from prominent lawyers, including Michael Mansfield QC and Kate Markus, provide a critique of orthodox legal practice, discuss the limits of critical lawyering, and argue for the coming together of students, practitioners, and academics in critical lawyers' groups and community legal advice centres. There is also an alternative guide for students seeking placements and training.The Critical Lawyers' Handbook is a unique work of reference and source of ideas for all those wishing to challenge the citadels of law....

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ISBN : 9780745305097
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 237 Pages
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