The Law Associate Deans' Network was established in 2010. In September 2013 it was renamed the Legal Education Associate Deans Network (LEAD). It is comprised of the Associate Deans (Teaching and Learning) (or equivalent) of Australian Law Schools. The purpose of LEAD is to promote collaborative approaches to teaching and learning in Australian legal education. The Network intends to lead, encourage and document good practice in learning and teaching in the discipline of law and to create processes and strategies to sustain the network as a sub-Committee of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD). It previously received funding from the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), and now receives assistance from CALD.

For discussion about the rationale for the Network see the article by original Project Lead Kate Galloway 'Networking supports legal education', Campus Review (May 2012).

Are you NEW to the role of Law School ADE or Director Learning & Teaching? To help you in the right direction, Network members have put together a CHECKLIST of introductory items that you may consider in your new role. Please note the list is currently being reviewed to bring it up to date (there is no more OLT for example). Click here for the checklist page.


In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the challenges to teaching and learning, we are compiling a repository of resources on teaching and learning remotely. This is being created with the input of members. There are some excellent resources here to get you thinking. We encourage you to share resources you may have by getting in touch with a Co-convenor or the Project Officer to include them!

The resources are located under the Resources tab -> select reading sub heading. Click HERE!

Good Practice Guides

A key goal of the Law AD Network has been the production and distribution of a series of Good Practices Guides (GPG's) designed to highlight good practices in legal education, particularly as they relate to the Law Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLO's).

On July 2015 the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) adopted a revised GPG on teaching Statutory Interpretation. The GPG produced by LEAD currently remains on the LEAD GPG resource webpage and remains of relevance when thinking about how teaching statutory interpretation can be aligned with the TLO's.

Smart Casual Project

The LEAD website hosts the professional development resources created by the Smart Casual Project. Available t by clicking the logo above and by clicking here. You can find further information about the Project at their new website at or by clicking here.