Exploring Autoethnography as a Method and Methodology in Legal Education Research

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Abstract

Legal education is a new area for autoethnographic research. Indeed, there is a significant lack of autoethnography located in higher education generally. This paper explicitly seeks to fill a considerable gap in the literature by fixing the narrative in the law school. Drawing on her own autoethnographic vignettes and reflexive journal entries, the author provides a first-hand account of entering the world of autoethnography. She argues that the hyper-reflexivity at the heart of a narrative approach is valuable and appropriate for legal education research. Yet, she also addresses and explores the challenges of such an approach, including subjectivity, ethics and the politics of discontent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-105
JournalAsian Journal of Legal Education
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

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