The value of a law degree - part 2: a perspective from UK providers

NICHOLSON, Alexander (2020). The value of a law degree - part 2: a perspective from UK providers. The Law Teacher.

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For decades, law has been perceived as one of the most worthwhile degree programmes for students to undertake. In more recent years, contemporary rhetoric has begun to question the “value” of higher education in the modern world, and forthcoming regulatory changes in England and Wales will significantly dilute the concept of a “qualifying law degree”, which in all likelihood has historically played a role in attracting large numbers of students to such programmes. In Part 1, theory from the marketing discipline was used to quantify holistically the true “value” of a law degree, with the aim of challenging the overly economic lens through which higher education is increasingly viewed, and constructing a theoretical model designed to help education providers identify, develop and articulate the value of their courses. This follow-up, empirical study builds on that earlier work by exploring the nature and extent of the “value” that is currently articulated by over 50 UK legal education providers on their online prospectus pages. The findings of this study are then used to propose a theory of “value” within the legal education sector, which can be used to identify opportunities for innovation and value creation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy; 1801 Law; 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 09:12
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2021 01:18

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