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Providing a law degree for the real world : perspective of an Australian law school

Stickley, Amanda P. (2010) Providing a law degree for the real world : perspective of an Australian law school. In 45th Annual Law Teachers Association Conference : Legal Education Making a Difference, 29-31 March 2010, University of Cambridge, Cambridge. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As a result of a two year curriculum review, QUT’s undergraduate law degree has a focus on first year student transition, integration of law graduate capabilities throughout the degree and work integrated learning. A ‘whole-degree’ approach was adopted to ensure that capabilities were appropriately embedded and scaffolded throughout the degree, that teaching and learning approaches met the needs of students as they transitioned from first year through to final year, and that students in final year were provided with a capstone experience to assist them with transition into the work place. The revised degree commenced implementation in 2009. This paper focuses on the ‘real world’ approach to the degree achieved through the first year program, embedding and scaffolding law graduate capabilities through authentic and valid assessment and work integrated learning to assist graduates with transition into the workplace.

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ID Code: 50672
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: legal education, graduate capabilities, assessment, work integrated learning
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Amanda Stickley
Deposited On: 31 May 2012 08:07
Last Modified: 31 May 2012 08:21

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