Pre-COVID Roots, Post-COVID Shoots: Observations on Tertiary Education in Australia

    Established roots  The Covid-19 pandemic has placed Australia’s tertiary institutions under intense pressure during the current lock-down conditions. It has also created uncertainty about their futures. We contend that the roots of what is likely to emerge after … Continued

Rules for a Flat World

inflection point in the evolution of legal systems, facing the need to reinvent how we do law. Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat: The Globalized World in the Twenty-First Century (2005) described a new ‘flatter’ world of global competition among large, … Continued

Australian Academy of Law/Australian Law Journal Conference on the future of Australian legal education

  Marking the 10th anniversary of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL), the 90thanniversary of the Australian Law Journal (ALJ), and the 30th anniversary of the Pearce Report on Australian Law Schools, the conference was hosted by The Hon. Kevin Lindgren AM QC, President AAL and The Hon. Justice François … Continued

Universities & the future of legal education

Thinking about…. Legal education as seated within the university milieu and whether this remains a durable model… The UNSW Curriculum Review (2010 -2013, released 2014) rather hopefully notes: ‘Academic legal education has gone through two phases – a professional period, in which teaching … Continued

The Law Society of New South Wales Report on the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (The flip report)

Released 28 March 2017, The Law Society of New South Wales Report on the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (the flip Report) is about as current as we can get in reviewing developments regarding the future of legal education and … Continued