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At Play in the Field of Dreams: Theorising Attitudes, Perceptions and Practices of Law Students in conjunction with the Reflections of Early Career Commercial Lawyers

Yau, Barry; Catanzariti, David


Australian law schools are tasked with forming students in their knowledge and understanding of the law, with many students aiming to fulfil their dreams of pursuing a legal career. Utilising Bourdieu's conceptual tools, this article considers whether aspirations of being "real lawyers" are significantly influenced by motifs of career success predominantly linked to an "elite" tier of law practice. The attitudes and perceptions of law students can also positively or adversely shape their career...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Law in Context
DOI: 10.26826/law-in-context.v37i1.116
Access Rights: Open Access


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