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LAWS77-752: Law Curriculum Design and Pedagogy


Drawing on the wider context of higher education policy and procedure, and the requirements of an accredited law program, this subject focuses on deliberate design of a program of instruction to enhance student learning. Legal educators will be equipped with the tools for effective curriculum design both at a whole of course level, and within an individual subject. This subject incorporates diverse frames of thought for intentional law curriculum design, including digital technologies, experiential learning, internationalisation, and Indigenous inclusion. As a fully online offering, this subject models student-centered approaches to learning providing for flexibility in student engagement in learning, and a case study in effective principles of online learning design. This subject will be offered in a fully online environment, modelling effective curriculum design and allowing for maximum learning flexibility.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: LAWS77-752
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning objectives

1. Be able to design and deliver law curricula that are fit for purpose, representing contemporary principles of effective curriculum design. 2. Be able to critically evaluate teaching practices and pedagogies in terms of their suitability for diverse law student cohorts. 3. Be a critical and creative legal educator.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • 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.