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View the Centre for Professional Legal Education research achievements for 2017.

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About the Centre

The Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE) is a community of legal educators, researchers, practitioners and administrators who collaborate in defining, understanding, engaging in and promoting best practice in the teaching of law, with a particular emphasis upon professional legal education, and in developing and delivering professional legal training programs of the highest quality.

The CPLE seeks to stimulate and enrich legal education by:

  • Undertaking individual and collaborative legal education research projects
  • Supporting industry through profession-specific research projects
  • Disseminating information on legal education
  • Providing opportunities to legal professionals for professional development
  • Consulting with regulatory bodies domestically and internationally to facilitate the development of policy
  • Designing improvements to teaching and learning in law;
  • Developing collaborative networks to stimulate research and funding opportunities for legal education.

Current projects

Our people

  • Laura-Leigh Cameron-Dow
  • Franci Cantatore
  • Jonathan Crowe
  • Mick Eastwood
  • John Farrar
  • Kylie Fletcher
  • Jay Forder
  • Terry Gygar
  • Mary Hiscock
  • Danielle Ireland-Piper
  • Mei Pheng Lee
  • Maria Nicolae
  • Jodie O’Leary
  • Louise Parsons
  • Ian Stevens
  • Lindsey Stevenson-Graf
  • Michael Weir

Professional staff members

  • Hayley Vinnicombe, Business Manager
  • Jane Hobler, Training Administrator
  • Olga Kucsak, Training Administrator
  • Lori Allen-Short, PLT Co-ordinator
  • Nicola Atkinson, Ashurst
  • Helen McGowan, Halliday Solicitors
  • Andrea Perry-Petersen, LawRight