"Introduction to Modernising European Legal Education (MELE)—Innovative Strategies to Address Urgent Cross-Cutting Challenges"

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We are excited to share our new volume ‘Modernising European Legal Education – Innovative Strategies to Address Urgent Cross-Cutting Challenges’!

This #openaccess volume introduces venues towards #EducationInnovation and engages with complex and emerging topics such as #datafication#climatechange#gender, and the aftermath of the #COVID-19 pandemic.

The insights presented not only emphasize the importance of preserving traditional approaches to legal disciplines and passing them on to future generations, but also underscore the need to critically reassess and revolutionize existing structures. As our societies become more diverse and our understanding of legitimacy, justice, and values undergoes transformations, it is imperative to reconsider the role of traditional values while exploring promising alternative approaches.

The volume contains sections on Law and Education Innovation, Law and Gender, Law and the Climate Crisis, Law and Datafication, as well as Law and COVID-19. The purpose of this volume is to share the insights of this Strategic Partnership for Higher Education funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+programme and make them available to a broad public. The volume starts with the summary of an empirical survey at 14 different European law faculties at universities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Lithuania, North Macedonia, and Spain on the status of teaching transversal competences in legal studies. Throughout the sections and individual chapters, this edited volume responds to specific aspects highlighted through the survey. Beyond that it engages with relevant topics identified in the research and educational practice of the consortium members. The rapid and profound transitions shaping societies at the beginning of the twenty-first century also come with a substantive influence on the legal profession. Reconsideration of the legal discipline is therefore needed to identify the skills and knowledge that future lawyers must be equipped with to successfully engage with this changed reality.