A3 Book chapter
Legal Education ─ Challenging the Finnish Criminal Law Syllabus

List of Authors: Daniela Alaattinoğlu, Johanna Niemi
Place: Abingdon
Publication year: 2019
Book title *: Contesting Femicide: Feminism and the Power of Law Revisited
ISBN: 978-1-138-47862-6
eISBN: 978-1-351-06804-8


Johanna Niemi and Daniela Alaattinoglu describe and analyse the value of feminist discourse analysis — as advocated for by Smart — for challenging the presumed neutrality and objectivity of Finnish criminal law. The chapter discusses if and how the Finnish feminist academic critique of criminal law, particularly concerning femicide, has influenced the criminal law literature and syllabi in Finnish law schools. Legal education, the authors claim, is key to forming lawyers’ thinking. Hence, taking Smart’s critique of law further, the development of legal thinking remains a key site of feminist legal struggle in the 21st century.

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