Promoting sustainable professional futures for law graduates through curriculum renewal in legal education : a final year experience (FYE2)
Kift, Sally M., Field, Rachael M., & Wells, Ian B. (2008) Promoting sustainable professional futures for law graduates through curriculum renewal in legal education : a final year experience (FYE2). eLaw Journal, 15(2), pp. 145-158.
This paper argues that curriculum renewal in legal education requires a focus on the final year. First, the paper argues a rationale for greater attention on the final year curriculum in law. Second, we suggest that ‘capstone’ units might be used as a first step in working towards significant curriculum renewal and an integrated final year experience program. We explore in a preliminary way the key learning and teaching objectives of capstone units, objectives that also provide a framework for the development of a possible holistic final year experience program. We also sketch out some of the critical theoretical learning and teaching foundations to such a program. Although the focus of the paper is on legal education, the observations made, and ideas presented, are offered with the intention that they will have potential for cross-disciplinary applications.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).|
|Keywords:||final year experience, capstone|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Murdoch University School of Law|
|Deposited On:||20 Feb 2009 07:40|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:48|
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