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.

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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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ID Code: 18106
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: final year experience, capstone, HERN
ISSN: 1321-8247
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: 19 Feb 2009 21:40
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:48

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