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Queen Mary academics take part in panel on Does Legal Theory Matter to Practice?

On 18 November, Dr Matthieu Burnay and Professor Nigel Spencer took part in a panel event in Paris for the Double Degree English and French Law.

Matthieu Burnay. Didier Bruere-Dawson, Julien Jeanneney and Frederic Goldberg

In an increasingly globalised legal landscape in which technology is likely to play a rising role, both practical knowledge and skills as well as critical investigation into the theories, nature and philosophy of law have become more important than ever. The purpose of this panel debate was to go beyond the theory/practice divide in the reflection on the current state and future orientation of legal education. This panel, made of both academics and practitioners, analysed and compared the interdependent relationship between theory and practice across different civil law and common law jurisdictions. Queen Mary's Dr Mattieu Burnay convened the panel, which featured:

The panel was delivered as part of the Jurisprudence and Legal Theory module taught at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University on the Double Degree English and French Law. Students on the double degree spend their first two years studying at Queen Mary in London and final two years at Sorbonne in Paris.



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