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SQE-ezed out: SRA, status and stasis

Guth, Jessica and Dutton, Kathryn (2018) SQE-ezed out: SRA, status and stasis. The Law Teacher. pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

This article considers the proposals to introduce the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) from a widening participation angle. It argues that the SQE will not increase access to the solicitors profession but will instead perpetuate patterns of subordination and risks further silencing already unrepresented social groups. The paper examines the widening participation agenda in relation to the solicitors profession concluding that there is little incentive or real commitment to widening access. The paper then examines the SQE and the widening access rhetoric which has, for a time at least, accompanied it and questions whether the assertions and assumptions about how the SQE can improve diversity in the profession really hold true.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in the Law Teacher, on 05/12/2018 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03069400.2018.1534341"
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2018.1534341
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
School/Department: School of Psychological & Social Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3611

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