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‘Positivity and the Pandemic: Law Wellness Lessons Learned During Lockdown’

April 2022   Online

Call for Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic has had disastrous consequences for global health and wellbeing. But is there a silver lining behind this cloud? Has the pandemic prompted the adoption of strategies and the development of initiatives that have the potential to enhance lawyer and law student wellness? At the 2021 Law Wellness Forum we will examine the implications of the pandemic for law wellness, with an emphasis upon the positive. Has working from home and the transition to online engagement provided opportunities to improve our health and wellness? Have law schools and law firms been forced to increase their focus upon effectively engaging students with their learning, maintaining morale and supporting wellbeing? Have we identified new strategies to reduce stress and anxiety? Have we made changes that we will maintain even after life returns to ‘normal’ (whatever that means)?

The 2022 forum will be held entirely online – from 11am – 2pm on both Day 1 and Day 2 (to keep screen time and time away from daily work commitments manageable).   The forum will provide legal scholars, legal practitioners and law students with the opportunity to share research, scholarship, successful practice and personal experiences around the theme. The program will be a combination of plenary speakers, panel discussions, and paper and poster presentations. Day 1 will focus on wellness in legal education, and Day 2 will focus on wellness in the legal profession.

You are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words for either:

-  a paper presentation – 20 minutes; or

-  a poster presentation

If you have any questions about the Forum or wish to submit a presentation abstract (of no more than 250 words together with your brief bio), please contact Rachael Field [email protected]   by close of business tba.

We look forward to your participation in the Forum.

2022 Professional Legal Education Conference - Call for Papers

The Centre for Professional Legal Education is very pleased to announce that the 2022 Professional Legal Education Conference will take place on 28-30 September 2022 on the Bond University campus and online.

Prospective attendees are encouraged to save the date, and prospective presenters are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration.

Conference Theme

‘Back to the Future’: Preparing Law Students for an Uncertain Future

As we slowly emerge from an extended period of lockdowns and closed borders, it is time to (re)consider the future of law and legal practice, and how legal educators can and should ensure our students are prepared for an uncertain, and very different, future. How will pandemic-driven changes to work practices, changing employer and employee expectations, new technologies, and the impacts of climate change transform our communities, our lifestyles and the ways in which legal professionals deliver legal services? And importantly, what do we as legal educators need to be doing differently now in response to these likely changes – even if we do not know how these changes will manifest?

Call for Papers

Potential presenters are invited to submit abstracts for papers on the above theme as it relates to any of the following:

  • Wellness and resilience
  • Practical legal skills training
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Serving the public good
  • New legal technologies
  • Internationalisation and globalisation
  • Diversification in legal services delivery

Presenters will be able to choose between delivering their paper in person, via livestream, or as a pre-recorded video of their presentation.

Please submit your abstract (no more than 300 words) by close of business on 30 June 2022 to [email protected]

NB. The weekend following the Conference will be a long weekend for many people, so you are encouraged to attend in person and enjoy a break on the Gold Coast. If you are considering attending in person, you should book your accommodation early.