Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


More fundamentally, law is-or, perhaps, should be-about questioning and seeking to ensure the legitimacy of the way power is exercised, and its education about developing the tools required for such conduct. Law governs through structure, delineating the multifarious ways in which life takes shape, facilitating the formation, maintenance, and variation of lawful relations. Law is thus often a question of the relationship between the structures of power and the conduct of individuals-as either subjects or agents of power, or both. And law teachers, too, dwell in resistance to the structures that govern academic endeavour, including the resistant power of law students and other governmental and managerial technologies that surround, hold, delimit, and structure experience and condition the agency of teachers, scholars, and students alike. Together, they tell a story of resistance to the dominant forms and assumptions of the traditional, Western law school. The chapter also presents an overview on the key concepts discussed in this book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiopolitics and Resistance in Legal Education
EditorsThomas Giddens, Luca Siliquini-Cinelli
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781003179283
ISBN (Print)9780367775247, 9781032016047
Publication statusPublished - 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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