Legal education in Poland and politics of conflict

Many researchers stress that the political transformation in Central and Eastern Europe is closely linked with the demise of post-communism, i.e. with the change of political divisions typical of the so-called Eastern Block into cultural and ideological divisions and conflicts which we associate with western democracies. The emergence of new conflicts resulting from cultural divisions is bound to leave its mark on legal education reform. However, legal education in Poland tends to be dominated by analytical positivism, which the conflict of values perceives as threats to the stability of legal reality. As a result, legal education implicitly supports a legal formalism that sees the law's indeterminacy as an inherent character of law rather than a natural condition of the broader social context.