Power in Legal Education: A (New) Critical and Analytical Approach

  • Matthew Ball Queensland University of Technology


This article explores power within legal education scholarship. It suggests that power relations are not effectively reflected on within this scholarship, and it provokes legal educators to consider power more explicitly and effectively. It then outlines in-depth a conceptual and methodological approach based on Michel Foucault’s concept of ‘governmentality’ to assist in such an analysis. By detailing the conceptual moves required in order to research power in legal education more effectively, this article seeks to stimulate new reflection and thought about the practice and scholarship of legal education, and allow for political interventions to become more ethically sensitive and potentially more effective.
May 7, 2012
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BALL, Matthew. Power in Legal Education: A (New) Critical and Analytical Approach. QUT Law Review, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 157-177, may 2012. ISSN 2201-7275. Available at: <https://lr.law.qut.edu.au/article/view/234>. Date accessed: 01 feb. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.5204/qutlr.v12i1.234.
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