Disintermediation

Maharg, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-9745-7717, 2016. Disintermediation. The Law Teacher, 50 (1), pp. 114-131. ISSN 0306-9400

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Abstract

Disintermediation is a concept well-understood in almost all industries. At its simplest, it refers to the process by which intermediaries in a supply chain are eliminated, most often by digital re-engineering of process and workflow. It can often result in streamlined processes that appear more customer-focused. It can also result in the destruction of almost entire industries and occupations, and the re-design of almost every aspect of customer and client-facing activity. To date, legal education in particular has not given much attention to the process. In this article I explore some of the theory that has been constructed around the concept. I then examine some of the consequences that disintermediation is having upon our teaching and learning, and on our research on legal education, as part of the general landscape of digital media churn; evaluate its effects, and show how we might use aspects of it in two case studies that are, effectively, versions of the future of legal education.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Law Teacher
Creators: Maharg, P.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 12 April 2016
Volume: 50
Number: 1
ISSN: 0306-9400
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/03069400.2016.1146473DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 01 Dec 2016 17:54
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29216

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