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LEGAL EDUCATION
ASSOCIATE DEANS'
NETWORK (LEAD)

The Law Associate Deans' Network was established in 2010. In September 2013 it was renamed the Legal Education Associate Deans Network. It is comprised of the Associate Deans (Teaching and Learning) (or equivalent) of Australian Law Schools. The purpose of the Law AD Network 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 receives funding from the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). The 2013 Final Report is available on the OLT page.

For discussion about the benefits and rationale for the Network see the article by 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 focus you in the right direction, Network members have put together a very useful CHECKLIST of introductory items that you should consider in your new role. You will also find a downloadable version you can keep on your desk! Click here for the checklist page.

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About Us

The Network comprises Associate Deans' (Teaching and Learning) of Australian Law Schools
Read about the Network

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Good Practice Guides

The Network has produced nine GPG's to assist law teachers. View Guides

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). The GPG's and  links to the Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLO's) can be found on the resources page which also provides a link to some select reading (articles, research, speeches and so forth) on aspects of Australian legal education in particular, that would be helpful to teachers.

Smart Casual Project

The website is now hosting the professional development resources created by the Smart Casual Project. These interactive modules on teaching and learning are available through the left hand tab menu on the Resources page and by clicking here.

Comprehensive links to various sites relevant to law teaching, including links to the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD), State admission bodies, Government departments and Policy documents.