Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/106354
Type: Journal article
Title: The role of the corporate mega-firm
Author: Krook, J.
Citation: Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, 2016; 4(2):65-73
Publisher: Griffith University ePress
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 2203-3114
2203-3114
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Joshua Krook
Abstract: This article discusses the role of the corporate mega-firm in shaping the dreams, aspirations, and ambitions of Australian law students. In sum, I argue that students begin law school with clear social and moral convictions and leave as apolitical, passive enforcers of the law, unable to question the legal rules and principles they have been taught. Instead of pursuing careers in social justice and other areas of public advocacy, students are taught to believe that corporate law and corporate work are the only models of success. In the face of an onslaught of corporate messaging, advertising and media, it is difficult for students to retain a sense of their own moral compass. By the end of their degrees, law students often begin to rationalise a newly market-centric outlook on life, resulting in the loss of a new generation of public advocates to corporate positions.
Keywords: law school; law student; legal education; corporate law; Australia; law degree; corporate career; social justice
Description: Published in December 2016
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. (CC BY-NC 4.0)
RMID: 0030071957
Published version: https://griffithlawjournal.org/index.php/gjlhd/article/view/828
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