Rules for a Flat World

We are at an 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 … 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

Desanitising the Teaching of Legal Education by Ken Yin

    DESANITISING THE TEACHING OF LEGAL PROBLEM SOLVING – AND A GRUDGING NOD TO JUDGE JUDY   Kenneth Yin, Lecturer, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Barrister (Retired)   INTRODUCTION The introduction to ‘Threshold Learning Outcome 3 … Continued

Book Review: The Future of the Professions

    The Future of the Professions should be of interest to anyone concerned with the future of work for the excellent perspectives it affords on changes in the professions. Richard Susskind has been working for 30 years on transforming … Continued

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: ACCESS AND DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM

  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: ACCESS AND DEVELOPMENT   Symposium: sɪmˈpəʊzɪəm/ An occasion at which people with great knowledge gather together to discuss a particular topic (from GR syn together; + posis drinking). Please join our host, Professor Rocque Reynolds, Dean of … 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

On Property & Social Inequality

  By Benedict Atkinson   My name is Ben Atkinson and I’d like to explain briefly what interests me academically. I think my area of interest, social inequality, interests most people. Social inequality technically refers to the distribution income and … Continued

Bookshelf: Legal Problem-Solving and Syllogistic Analysis: A Guide for Foundational Law Students

  Anibeth Desierto, Kenneth Yin At a bit over 160 pages Legal Problem-Solving and Syllogistic Analysis: A Guide for Foundational Law Students by Kenneth Yin and Anibeth Desierto (published by LexisNexIs) packs a punch. In six concise chapters the book explains … 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

Welcome to Leĝa

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Welcome to Leĝa, where you will find discussions about legal education, careers, tools and skills and all things related – and maybe some that aren’t. There is much to talk about, and we will try to highlight the most interesting … Continued