S-Space Researcher Institutes (연구소) American Studies Institute (미국학연구소) 미국학 미국학 Volume 31 Number 1/2 (2008)
미국의 법학교육: 과거, 현재, 그리고 미래
Legal Education in the United States: Past, Present, and Future
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 미국학연구소
- 미국학, Vol.31 No.2, pp. 117-140
- legal educational reform(법학교육개혁); law school(로스쿨); case method(사례분석법); judicial exam(사법시험); bar association(변호사협회)
- Professional legal education at American law schools began in 1870, when Christopher Langdell initiated a legal educational reform at Harvard Law School. This change is coincided with the establishment of the New York City Bar, where a group of elite lawyers tried to limit the in trod uction of less qualified practitioners to the legal profession. The ideological alliance between the bar and the law school has accelerated widespread adoption of the Harvard model in American law schools: three year postgraduate program with a case method as a distinctive pedagogic style. Since mid-20th century, American law schools have embraced inter disciplinary input from other academic disciplines to enrich the scope and perspective of legal scholarship. More recently, international aspects are increasingly being added to the law school curriculum. Korean legal educa tional reform, largely mode led after the American law school system, will benefit much from the American experience. The meaningful interaction between the academia and the bar is desperately needed for successful implementation of the new 'law school' system. Moreover, dogmatic legal scholarship in Korea must also embrace multi-disciplinary approaches to legal problems.