Legal education in Argentina and Chile

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This chapter analyzes the history and developments in the social justice mission of law schools in Argentina and Chile. It focuses on more initiatives within certain law schools in the post-authoritarian period which seek to create an intellectual and professional climate more consistent with progressive social objectives. Law schools in Argentina and Chile, as in most other countries within Latin America, have traditionally had a very limited social justice mission. The social justice mission of law schools in both Argentina and Chile has been traditionally confined to direct service clinical programs; in essence programs in which law students spend at least part of their time representing low income clients. One of the most important ways that law schools promote social justice is, of course, through legal scholarship. Globalization in legal education is an increasingly important phenomenon in Argentina and Chile, as well as the rest of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducating for Justice Around the World
Subtitle of host publicationLegal Education, Legal Practice and the Community
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780429856648
ISBN (Print)9781138312708
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Louise G. Trubek and Jeremy Cooper 1999.


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