Providing a law degree for the “real world” : perspective of an Australian law school
Stickley, Amanda P. (2011) Providing a law degree for the “real world” : perspective of an Australian law school. The Law Teacher, 45(1), pp. 63-86.
The Queensland University of Technology badges itself as “a university for the real world”. For the last decade the Law Faculty has aimed to provide its students with a ‘real world’ degree, that is, a practical law degree. This has
seen skills such as research, advocacy and negotiation incorporated into the undergraduate degree under a University Teaching & Learning grant, a project that gained international recognition and praise. In 2007–2008 the Law Faculty undertook another curriculum review of its undergraduate law degree. As a result of the two year review, QUT’s undergraduate lawdegree has fewer core units, a focus on first year student transition, scaffolding of
law graduate capabilities throughout the degree,work integrated learning and transition to the workplace. The revised degree commenced implementation in 2009. This paper focuses on the “real world” approach to the degree achieved through the first year programme, embedding and scaffolding
law graduate capabilities through authentic and valid assessment and work integrated learning.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Legal education, curriculum development, first year transition, graduate capabilities|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 The Association of Law Teachers|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of The Association of Law Teachers for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in The Law Teacher, Volume 45 Issue 1, March 2011.|
|Deposited On:||10 Feb 2011 11:42|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:10|
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