Law Outside the Vacuum

  • Philip Drake (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Law does not operate in a vacuum in neatly delineated areas of law yet it is taught like this on many law degrees. Whilst this method of teaching can provide knowledge of legal rules and the specific skills to meticulously research, interpret and apply the law, it does not usually highlight how messy the law can be and the detrimental impact it can have upon people’s lives. The vocational stage of training for solicitors does go some way to providing an idea of practising the law, however real life experience does not form any requirement. The only real life experiential learning for prospective solicitors is spent during time on a training contract often based in a legal firm under the supervision of a solicitor and away from any educational establishment.
Period9 Jul 2017
Event title12th Journal of Vocational Education and Training Conference: Researching Policy and Practice in Vocational Education and Training
Event typeConference
Conference number12
LocationOxford, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational