2020 Professional Legal Education Conference
Bond University’s Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE) was proud to host the 2020 Professional Legal Education conference on the theme of ‘Harmonising Legal Education: Aligning the Stages in Lifelong Learning for Lawyers’, in partnership with the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA), the Law Wellness Network and Voiceless.
The 2020 Professional Legal Education Conference was a virtual conference, with registration free of charge. Speakers were able to deliver their presentations online, and attendees were able to view the presentations, ask questions and provide feedback remotely. The program was delivered as a combination of live streaming and pre-recorded videos able to be watched at any time.
2019 Animal Law Education Workshop
Voiceless and the Centre for Professional Legal Education coordinated and ran Australia's only animal law teacher professional development forum - the annual Animal Law Education Workshop (ALE). The workshop was held in Sydney and hosted by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
The ALE workshop provides animal law teachers with the opportunity to share ideas and learn from the experiences and expertise of their peers.
2019 Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA) Annual Conference
The 2019 Conference was surrounded by theme of 'Real' Laws in the Post-Truth World and was held at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast. 'Real' Laws in the Post-Truth World was chosen to engage and question emerging dialogues on 'post-truth' - their influence on policy and social debate, and how post-truth practices are shaping laws and how truth is and isn't part of legal and socio-legal dialogues.
The Centre for Professional Legal Education was a proud supporter and an exhibitor at the Conference. The Centre also had a number of members speaking at the conference.
2019 Research Week - Legal Research at the Frontiers
In October 2019, the Faculty of Law in conjunction with the Centre for Professional Legal Education, showcased 11 presentations highlighting research topics including internet jurisdiction, how social licenses are beginning to intrude into Australia’s trade and investment, and comparing approaches to discrimination law.
2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Sport - Wellbeing in Sport: A Multitude of Perspectives
Bond University, through the Centre for Professional Legal Education, the Centre for Commercial Law, Faculty of Law and the Bond Business School, hosted the Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Sport in February, 2019.
Keynote speakers included Betsey J. Grey and Ian Prendergast. Betsy Grey is the Jack E. Brown Chair in Law in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and faculty fellow with the Center for Law, Science and Innovation at Arizona State University. Ian Prendergast is the CEO & Managing Director | Rugby League Players Association (RLPA).
Papers presented covered topics such as: Athlete Wellbeing; Holistic Wellbeing Strategies; and Sports Anti-Doping Rules in the Context of Legal Protections.
Artificial intelligence and creative practice interviews
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Creative Practice Roundtable videos
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Creative Practice Roundtable - Research Week 2018
As the capacity for AI to engage in higher-level thinking increases, AI will inevitably have a significant impact upon industries, professions, and disciplines where creativity and creative thinking play important roles. Bond University’s Faculty of Law, Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE), and Faculty of Society and Design have collaborated to bring together leading thinkers in the field of AI and stakeholders from a variety of sectors to explore the potential impact of AI upon creativity, creative thinking, and creative practice in Australia.
The invitation-only, half day roundtable began with a keynote address from Professor Simon Colton (Queen Mary, University of London/Monash University), a leading expert in the field of computational creativity, regarding the ability of AI to engage in genuine creativity, followed by facilitated sessions exploring the positive and negative consequences of AI augmenting, or possibly replacing, human creativity in the cultural industries and professional services. Read more.
More past events
The Centre for Professional Legal Education proudly presented a Twilight Seminar on Uberising Law: The Transformation of Law and Legal Practice.
The panel of distinguished technologists, practitioners and scholars included:
Neil Sahota, IBM Master Inventor - 'Uber Yourself Before You Get Kodaked: How AI Is Transforming Legal Services'
Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next generation products/solutions powered by AI. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.
Warwick Walsh, Sacha Kirk, Zachary Kominar and Siska Lund, Lawcadia - 'From Whiteboards and Post-It Notes to Successful Legal Tech Company: A Startup's Journey'
Lawcadia is an innovative Australian-based legal technology company. Lawcadia has developed a unique two-sided platform that sits in between enterprise clients and law firms to manage engagements, scope and budget, delivering reduced legal spend, efficient process improvements and sophisticated analytics and reporting. Lawcadia was the winner of the In-House Community Visionary Non-Law Firm Legal Services Provider of the Year 2018 in Hong Kong and is a finalist for the Australian Law Awards Innovator of the Year 2018. Warwick Walsh (CEO & Founder) founded Lawcadia in 2015 after 15+ years experience as a corporate lawyer in Sydney, London and Brisbane specialising in investments and acquisitions. Sacha Kirk (CMO & Co-Founder) is a co-founder of Lawcadia and draws on 15+ years marketing, brand strategy development, innovation and professional consulting experience in Australia and the UK. Zachary Kominar (Platform Manager) has a background in both law and IT with 10+ years experience in the Legal Technology industry in Canada and Australia. Originally from Canada. Siska Lund (Corporate Counsel) has 10+ years commercial legal experience in private practice and in-house legal teams. Siska is also a Senior Teaching Fellow at Bond University.
Margaret Thornton, Professor of Law (ANU) - 'The Uberisation of Legal Practice'
Margaret Thornton (Fassa FAAL) is Professor of Law and ANU Public Policy Fellow at the Australian National University. She is a graduate of the Universities of Sydney, NSW and Yale. Her research areas include legal education, the legal profession, the corporatisation of universities, discrimination law and feminist legal theory. Her current Australian Research Council project on innovative law firms is entitled ‘Flexible Law and Flexible Life’.