1 Sri Lanka J. Int'l & Comp. L. 73 (2015)
Contribution of the Judicial Education Discourse to Judicial Professionalization in Different Jurisdictions

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(2015) 01 Sri Lanka JICL 73


CONTRIBUTION OF THE JUDICIAL EDUCATION
               DISCOURSE TO JUDICIAL
     PROFESSIONALIZATION IN DIFFERENT
                      JURISDICTIONS


                                                         Geeta Oberoi *


                              ABSTRACT

       The present note explores how the judicial professionalization forms
       either as an explicit or as an implicit agenda of the judicial education
       discourse in various jurisdictions, the kind of reforms that are carried
       out in different jurisdictions to strengthen the judicial
       professionalization, and how different jurisdictions around the globe
       are converging and borrowing from each other on objectives,
       methodology and other areas around the training discourse to produce
       a distinct and independent class ofjudge professionals.




                           INTRODUCTION

The legal practice personnel organized themselves into a profession as late as
19th century by a long struggle which involved an effort to organize themselves as
a distinct group, formulate the code for self-governance, develop a new linguistic
as the basis for knowledge, develop a legal theory to be grasped in order to get an
entry into the group, introducing licensing to control the quality of the group, and
establishment of a separate education system to restrict the membership into the
group. In contrast, members of the judiciary did not show initially any interest to
carve out for itself a separate professional identity. However, of late, there have
been developments within different judicial cultures, which suggest a movement


* Ph. D Additional Director (Academics), Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Thane,
  Maharashtra, India. Author may be contacted at geetaoberoi  ymail.com

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