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Legal education is a contested concept that academics use functionally in at least three different ways. First, at its widest, legal education describes the teaching of law at any level to any group. Thus, it may encompass not only the academic study of law—initially for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent, and for higher degrees such as the Master of Laws (LLM), Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Nevertheless, it may also include continuing education for the legal and other professions, the university teaching of law for “nonlawyers,” and education in rights and citizenship, whether in high school or as part of adult education. Second, more narrowly, one may define it simply as what law schools ...

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