Published: July 2019
The Assessment in Legal Education book
series offers perspectives on assessment in legal education across a range of
Common Law jurisdictions. Each volume in the series provides:
* Information on assessment practices and cultures within a
* A sample of innovative assessment practices and designs in a
* Insights into how assessment can be used effectively across different
areas of law, different stages of legal education and the implications for
regulation of legal education assessment.
* Appreciation of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research
bases that are emerging in the field of legal education assessment
generally.* Analyses and suggestions of how assessment innovations may be
transferred from one jurisdiction to another.
The series will be useful for those seeking a summary of the assessment
issues facing academics, students, regulators, lawyers and others in the
jurisdictions under analysis. The exemplars of assessment contained in each
volume may also be valuable in assisting cross-jurisdictional fertilisation
of ideas and practices.
This first volume focuses on assessment in law schools in England. It
begins with an introduction to some recent trends in the culture and practice
of legal education assessment. The first chapter focuses on the general
regulatory context of assessment and learning in that jurisdiction, while the
remainder of the book offers useful exemplars and expert critical discussion
of assessment theories and practices.
The series is based in the PEARL Centre (Profession, Education and
Regulation in Law), in The Australian National University's College of
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