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LAWS77-751: Foundations of Legal Education


Foundations of Legal Education is the first in a series of subjects about Australian legal education. It focuses on the principles of best practice, history and context of legal education. Students will also be introduced to critical perspectives on legal education, including the need for legal education reform in the context of widespread disruption within the legal services sector. The subject will commence the development of the student's skills in contemporary curriculum and assessment design, and support students in identifying and articulating their philosophy of teaching. Student learning will be facilitated using a mix of online and face-to-face instruction, with instructors modelling best practice in law curriculum design and delivery. Some familiarity with the teaching and practice of law in Australia is assumed, but it is anticipated that most students will not be familiar with educational scholarship and theory.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Study areas
  • Law

Learning outcomes

1. Know and explain the principles of best practice, history, and context of Australian legal education. 2. Know and explain critical perspectives on legal education 3. Design and deliver law curricula that are fit for purpose, representing contemporary principles of effective curriculum design.

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  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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