Moderated by Gillian Douglas, The Dickson Poon School of Law
This panel discussion will focus on how far law is to be taught as an 'academic' discipline, whether law is a distinct humanity or social science discipline, and how far inherently it is an interdisciplinary form of training? It will ask what knowledge bases are needed for the critical study of law and explore the impact of Artificial Intelligence on legal education. Finally, it will look at student expectations "I'm studying law to become a lawyer" and how they are to be matched with academic aspirations "I'm teaching and researching law as an intellectual endeavour".
Penelope Andrews, University of Cape Town
Sylvia Kang’ara, Riara University
Bertil Emrah Oder, Koç University Law School
Toni Williams, Kent Law School