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Research priorities

  • The impact of emergent technologies on law, legal education and legal services
  • Professional identity formation in law students 
  • Globalisation of legal education and practice 

Current projects

  • The Digital Law: Law Student Visions For The Delivery of Legal Services
    Five law students describe their perfect ‘law firm’ for the next five years, incorporating a mix of new technologies and progressive practices encompassing all aspects of legal service delivery. Read more...
  • 'The Impact of Emergent Technology Upon the Teaching of Core Law Units'
    This Project is investigating the impact of emergent technologies upon the teaching of the core law units in the Australian law curriculum. Read More...
  • 'Models and Quantifiable Benefits of Pro Bono and Social Justice Activities in Australian Law Schools'
    This three-year multi institution study will investigate and provide national empirical data relating to four pivotal themes dealing with pro bono and social justice initiatives in Australian universities. Read More...
  • 'Wellness in law'
    The CPLE is proud to administer and support the Wellness Network for Law, a community of legal academics, practitioners and students who are committed to: first, addressing the high levels of psychological distress experienced in law; and second, promoting wellness at law school, in the legal academy, and in the profession. Read More...
  • 'Australian Law School Yearbook'
    The CPLE is developing an annual national survey that will collect data from Australian law schools and the results of which will be published as the Australian Law School Yearbook.
  • 'Job readiness of law graduates'
    Funded by the Queensland Law Society, this project is investigating the job readiness of today's law school graduates.


The Centre for Professional Legal Education support the publication of two Law journals, the Australian Journal of Clinical Education and the Legal Education Review. They have an international focus and are circulated to law libraries and legal and accounting practitioners throughout the world. All the journals are refereed by experts in the field and professional peers. 

We welcome submissions from academics, researchers, practitioners and students on all matters relating to legal education and clinical education issues in law and health in Australia and globally.

The Australian Journal of Clinical Education ("AJCE") is an open access double-blind peer-reviewed journal devoted to issues of practice and innovation in clinical education across the two disciplines of Law and Health. The Bond University Faculty of Law's Centre for Professional Legal Education administers the journal.

The AJCE is an open access journal. All articles are published and made available at no cost to the author or the reader and are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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The Legal Education Review (LER) is an independent, refereed journal. Its objectives are to encourage and disseminate research into legal education and to stimulate discussion debate and experimentation on topics related to legal education.

All articles are published under an Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND.

The LER was established in 1989 with the support of a grant from the Law Foundation of NSW. The Editors of the Review are appointed by the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA), whilst publication of the journal is managed by the Bond University Law Faculty.

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Spreadsheets in Education is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal providing a focus for advances in our understanding of the creative uses of spreadsheets in education.

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The Dispute Resolution Review (DRR) is an open access peer-reviewed international and interdisciplinary journal that provides in-depth scholarly commentary on, and analysis and review of, all aspects of dispute resolution theory and practice. 

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