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Complicating the ‘Holy Grail’, simplifying the search: A critique of the conventional problematisation of social immobility in elite legal education and the profession

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This article challenges the conventional problematisation of and response to insufficient socio-economic diversity in elite legal education and the legal profession. I contend that the entrenched socio-economic stratification of admissions, the undergraduate experience, final degree classification, and career trajectories turns on elite institutions’ failure to recognise that education and educational proxies neither explain the core of socio-economic inequality nor are they the linchpin for...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/03069400.2017.1288972

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Oriel College
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Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
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The Law Teacher Journal website
Publication date:
2017-03-07
Acceptance date:
2017-01-27
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pubs:673273
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uri:5dd9ed2b-36d3-4fca-b4a0-c03b38c222c4
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uuid:5dd9ed2b-36d3-4fca-b4a0-c03b38c222c4
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pubs:673273

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