Learning and Teaching in the Discipline of Law: achieving and sustaining excellence in a changed and changing environment
This Australian project closely examined a number of areas associated with ensuring the provision of high quality legal education to achieve quality outcomes for a diverse range of students entering upon a course of study in law.
These include Graduate Attributes; Ethics, professionalism and service, Standards for Australian Law Schools; building sustainability for the long term through improved links with relevant professional and regulatory bodies, and exploring issues of law student mental health.
The key purpose was to enhance and sustain excellence in teaching and learning in the
discipline of law, through developing concrete and practical innovations which acknowledge
diversity while also establishing an infrastructure to support sustainable change.
Author/s: Gary Davis, Susanne Owen, Michael Coper, William Ford, Jill McKeough
Institutions: Flinders University (Lead) Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD)
Supported by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)
In addition to the Final Report, there are 2 appendices:
- Appendix A: Highlights of AUTC's 'Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Development in Law'
- Appendix B: Some innovations in assessment in legal education