S-Space College of Law/Law School (법과대학/대학원) The Law Research Institute (법학연구소) 법학 법학 Volume 47, Number 1/4 (2006)
법학교육에 있어서의 실무교육
The importance of practice in the Legal education
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 법학연구소
- 법학, Vol.47 No.4, pp. 147-178
- As Korea has developed from one of the agricultural countries to one of the
industrial countries over the half a century, its social systems have gotten
complicated. It is no wonder that the more complicated social systems get, the
more complex and varied legal disputes.
But its legal education has focused on theories and abstract principles so far,
that is partly because its law was derived from the continental law, which finally
makes us not to able to meet legal services that much more complex society
Besides, Korea is about to be exposed to tremendous waves of the severe
competition with all countries in the world in all areas including the legal area,
which forces us to compete with other people all over the world. But it is a
pity that we are less competitive than other countries, jurists especially American
ones are. That is because our legal expertise are not sufficient enough to resolve
today's various and complex disputes.
Having realized it, its government is trying to transform its conventional legal
education system to the American's one such as law school. But the progress is
not satisfied. In these circumstances, it is through changing its legal education
methods and contents that we can tackle the problems we face, that is, its legal
education methods have to include not only legal theories which are essential to
apprehend legal principles but also practices because they help acquire legal
expertises and catch the point in cases, and solve the problems.
The American Case Method and Law Clinic are believed to be most effective
ways for those purposes of practices. Therefore, it is important that such legal...