Resources

  

Articles, reports and speeches

This page will be progressively populated with current articles relevant to legal education in Australia. Please email us with any suggestions for articles or other publications for inclusion on this page. Note, all links are to external web sites unless otherwise indicated.

General

2014

2013

2012

Chief Justice Robert French AC, 'Judges and Academics - Dialogue of the Hard of Hearing (Inaugural Patron's Lecture, Australian Academy Of Law, 30 October 2012, Sydney)

David Barker, ''Winds of Change': A Review of Recent Legal Education Reforms in England and Wales: A Comparison with the Current Situation in Australia' (2012) 5 JALTA

Des Butler, 'The 00 Files: Providing Online Formative Feedback on Contract Law Learning in a Narrative Setting' (2012) 5 JALTA

Kate Galloway, Kristoffer Greaves and Melissa Castan, 'Interconnectedness, Multiplexity and the Global Student: The Role of Blogging and Micro Blogging in Opening Students’ Horizons' (2012) 5 JALTA

Kristoffer Greaves, 'Learning leadership is in your hands: toward a scholarship of teaching in Practical Legal Training' (2012) 5 JALTA

Peter Jones and Kate Galloway, ‘Curriculum Design Through an Ecological Lens: A Case Study in Law and Social Work Education’ (2012) The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability

Mary Anne Kenny, 'Trends in Legal Education for Practice' (2012 Perth Roundtable, 19 September 2012, Australian Academy of Law/Australasian Law Teachers' Association) (PDF)

Liesel Spencer, 'Motivating Law Students to ‘Do the Reading’ Before Class: Appropriate Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Tools' (2012) 5 JALTA

2011

Chief Justice Robert French AC, 'Legal Education in Australia - A Never Ending Story' (Speech to ALTA Conference, 1 July 2011, Brisbane) (PDF)

Kate Galloway, 'Refreshed in the Tropics: Developing Curriculum Using a Thematic Lens' (2011) 4 JALTA

Kate Galloway, Mandy Shircore, Nichola Corbett-Jarvis, Rachel Bradshaw, ‘Using Sustainability to Inform Renewal of the LLB Foundation Curriculum: Knowledge Skills and Attitudes for the Future’ (2011) QUT Law and Justice Journal

Molly Townes O’Brien, 'Walking the Walk: Using Student-Faculty Dialogue to Change an Adversarial Curriculum' (2011) 4JALTA

2010

Kate Galloway and Rachel Bradshaw, 'Responding to Changed Parameters of the Law Student: A Reflection on Pastoral Care in the Law School' (2010) 3 JALTA

Jennifer Ireland, Michelle Sanson and Paul Rogers, 'Virtual Moot Court: A Pilot Study' (2010) 3 JALTA

Marina Nehme, 'E-learning and Students' Motivation' [2010] LegEdRev 11; (2010) 20 Legal Education Review 223

2009

Susan Fitzpatrick, 'The Challenge of Teaching Law Subjects with Large and Diverse Student Cohorts' (2009) 2 JALTA

Dr Susanne Owen and Professor Gary Davis, Learning and Teaching in the Discipline of Law: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in a Changed and Changing Environment' (ALTC/CALD Report 2009) (PDF 232 page report on CALD website)

Michelle Sanson, Jennifer Ireland and Paul Rogers, ''Fake It Till You Make It': Using Second Life to Teach Practical Legal Skills' (2009) JALTA

Penelope Watson and Con Papas, 'Mapping and Embedding Sustainable Graduate Capabilities in Law' (2009) 2 JALTA

Jennifer Yule, Judith McNamara and Mark Thomas, 'Virtual Mooting: Using Technology to Enhance the Mooting Experience' (2009) 2 JALTA

2008

Tao Bak and Helen Murphy, 'Reconceiving an Approach to Teaching Legal Discourse: A Community of Practice Project'(2008) 1 JALTA

Joel Butler and Rachel Mansted, 'The Student as Apprentice: Bridging the Gap Between Education, Skills and Practice' (2008) 1 JALTA

Jill Cowley, 'Recognising and Valuing Teaching Excellence in Law Schools and Teaching-Intensive Appointments' (2008) 1 JALTA

Lynda Crowley-Cyr, 'Reflexive Professionals or Disempowered Technicians? A Case Study of the Risks of 'McLearning' in a Regional Law School' (2008) 1 JALTA

Wendy Larcombe, Pip Nicolson and Ian Malkin, 'Commencing Law Students' Interests and Expectations: Comparing Undergraduate and Graduate Cohorts' (2008) 1 JALTA

Maree Sainsbury, 'Intensive Teaching of Graduate Law Subjects: McEducation or Good Preparation for the Demands of Legal Practice?' (2008) 1 JALTA

Elfriede Sangkuhl, 'E-Learning - Are 'Old' Communication and Listening Skills being Devalued in Persuit of E-Learning?' (2008) 1 JALTA

2007

R J Rhee, 'The Socratic Method and the Mathematical Heuristic of George Pólya' [2007] LegEdDig 37; (2007) 15(2) Legal Education Digest 51

2003

Richard Johnstone and Sumitra Vignaendra, Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Developments in Law, A report commissioned by the Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC), January 2003 (PDF available from the CALD website)

Curriculum design

General

Kate Galloway, 'Refreshed in the Tropics: Developing Curriculum Using a Thematic Lens' (2011) 4 JALTA

Richard Johnstone and Sumitra Vignaendra, Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Developments in Law, A report commissioned by the Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC), January 2003 (PDF available from the CALD website)

Penelope Watson and Con Papas, 'Mapping and Embedding Sustainable Graduate Capabilities in Law' (2009) 2 JALTA

JD programs

Donna Cooper, Sheryl Jackson, Rosalind Mason and Mary Toohey, 'The Emergence of the JD in the Australian Legal Education Marketplace and its Impact on Academic Standards' (2011) 21 Legal Education Review

Wendy Larcombe and Ian Malkin, 'The JD First Year Experience: Design Issues and Strategies' (2011) 21 Legal Education Review

Assessment

Julian Laurens, Alex Steel and Anna Huggins, "Works well with others': Examining the different types of small group learning approaches and their implications for law student learning outcomes' (2013) 6 JALTA

Alex Steel, Julian Laurens and Anna Huggins, 'Class Participation as a Learning and Assessment Strategy in Law: Facilitating Students' Engagement, Skills Development and Deep Learning' (2013) 36 (1) University of New South Wales Law Journal 30.

Des Butler, 'Closing the Loop 21st Century Style: Providing Feedback on Written Assessment via MP3 Recordings' (2011) 4 JALTA

CALD, 'Some Innovations in Assessment in Legal Education' (Report funded by ALTC and produced by Professor Gary Davis and Dr Susanne Owen, July 2009) (PDF)

Pauline Collins, Toni Brackin and Caroline Hart, 'The Rocky Rhetoric and Hard Reality: The Academic's Dilemma Surrounding Assessment' [2010] LegEdRev 9; (2010) 20(1&2) Legal Education Review 157

Rachael Field, Sally Kift, 'Addressing the high levels of psychological distress in law students through intentional assessment and feedback design in the first year law curriculum' (2010) 1(1) International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education

Wendy Larcombe, 'Can Assessment Policies Play a Role in Promoting Student Engagement in Law?' (2009) 2 JALTA

David Newlyn and Liesel Spencer, 'Intertester Reliability: Reporting on Assessment Methods in Interdisciplinary Units' (2008) 1 JALTA

John Selby, Patricia Blazey and Michael Quilter, 'The Relevance of Multiple Choice Assessment in Large Cohort Business Law Units' (2008) 1 JALTA

Anita Stuhmcke, 'Teaching Plagiarism: Law Students Really Are That Special' (2011) 4 JALTA

Teaching first year

Melissa Castan, Jeannie Paterson, Paul Richardson, Helen Watt and Maryanne Dever, 'Early Optimism? Frist-Year Law Students' Expectations and Aspirations' (2010) 20 Legal Education Review

Rachael Field, Sally Kift, 'Addressing the high levels of psychological distress in law students through intentional assessment and feedback design in the first year law curriculum' (2010) 1(1) International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education

Kate Galloway, Rachel Bradshaw, Neil Dunbar, Jamie Fellows ‘Approaches to Student Support in the First Year of Law School’ (2011) 21(1&2) Legal Education Review 235

Anna Huggins, 'The Threshold Learning Outcome on self-management for the Bachelor of Laws degree: A proposed focus for teaching strategies in the first year law curriculum' (2011) 2(2) International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education

Peter Jones, Kate Galloway, ‘Curriculum Scholars: Embedding Learning and Teaching Scholarship in First Year Academic Identities.A Practice Report’ (2011) 2(2) International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education 77

Molly Townes O'Brien, Stephen Tang, Kath Hall , 'No time to lose: Negative impact on law student wellbeing may begin in year one' (2011) 2(2) International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education

Subject specific

Business Law

Patty Kamvounias and Darrall Thompson, 'Assessing Graduate Attributes in the Business Law Curriculum' (2008) 1 JALTA

John Selby, Patricia Blazey and Michael Quilter, 'The Relevance of Multiple Choice Assessment in Large Cohort Business Law Units' (2008) 1 JALTA

Competition Law

Jenny Buchan and Kerry Gottlieb, 'A Practical Approach to Teaching and Assessing Part IV of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)' (2009) 2 JALTA

Contract Law

Des Butler, 'The 00 Files: Providing Online Formative Feedback on Contract Law Learning in a Narrative Setting' (2012) 5 JALTA

John Juriansz and David Newlyn, 'Improving Performance in Contractual Problem Solving, Clarifying Criteria and Standards through the use of Exemplars' (2009) 2 JALTA

Corporate Law

Marina Nehme and Michael Adams, 'E-Learning in Corporate Law: The Value-Add of Online Resources' (2008) 1 JALTA

Evidence

John Anderson, 'Identification Evidence - Proof and Doubt: An Experiential Teaching and Learning Strategy to Promote Deep Analytical Understanding Combined with Incremental Development of Practical Legal Skills' (2008) 1 JALTA

Anthony Hopkins, 'Teaching Evidence Law Within the Framework of A Trial: Relating Theory to Practice as Students Take to Their Feet and Take Responsibility for the Trial' (2009) 2 JALTA

Molly Townes O’Brien, 'An Active Learning Smorgasbord for Teaching Evidence' (2011) 4 JALTA

Mooting

Jennifer Ireland, Michelle Sanson and Paul Rogers, 'Virtual Moot Court: A Pilot Study' (2010) 3 JALTA

Jennifer Yule, Judith McNamara and Mark Thomas, 'Virtual Mooting: Using Technology to Enhance the Mooting Experience' (2009) 2 JALTA

Negotiation

Des Butler, 'Air Gondwana: Teaching Basic Negotiation skills Using Multimedia' (2008) 1 JALTA

Property law

Penny Carruthers, Natalie Skead and Kate Galloway, ‘Teaching Property Law In The 21st Century: What We Do Now, What Should We Do In The Future?’ Paper accepted for presentation at the 11th Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference – 'Teaching and Researching Property Law in the Twenty First Century', 12-13 July 2012, Singapore (see also associated paper published in Australian Property Law Journal)

Taxation

Keith Kendall, 'Mooting in an Undergraduate Tax Program' (2011) 4 JALTA

David Newlyn and Michael Blissenden, 'Tax Law Curriculum: Implications of Formal Curriculum Theory to Practice' (2011) 4 JALTA

Lidia Xynas, 'Approaching Legal Education in the Online Teaching and E–Learning Environment: A Case Study - Taxation Law' (2011) 4 JALTA