Why, what, and how? case study on law, risk, and decision making as necessary themes in built environment teaching

BENNETT, L. (2009). Why, what, and how? case study on law, risk, and decision making as necessary themes in built environment teaching. Journal of legal affairs dispute resolution engineering and construction, 1 (2), 105-113.

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    Link to published version:: 10.1061/(ASCE)1943-4162(2009)1:2(105)

    Abstract

    The paper considers (and defends) the necessity of including legal studies as a core part of built environment undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. The writer reflects upon his own experience as a lawyer working alongside and advising built environment professionals in complex land remediation and site safety management situations in the United Kingdom and explains how themes of liability, risk, and decision making can be integrated into a practical simulation in order to underpin more traditional lecture-based law teaching. Through reflection upon the writer's experiments with simulation-based teaching, the paper suggests some innovations that may better orientate law teaching to engage these themes and, thereby, enhance the relevance of law studies to the future needs of built environment professionals in practice.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: ©2009 American Society of Civil Engineers
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Built Environment Division Research Group
    Law Research Group
    Identification Number: 10.1061/(ASCE)1943-4162(2009)1:2(105)
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2012 13:28
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/694

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