Indigenous legal education at UNSW: A work in progress

Brennan, Sean, Healey, Deborah, Hunter, Jill, Johnson, Dani, San Roque, Mehera, & Wolff, Leon (2005) Indigenous legal education at UNSW: A work in progress. Indigenous Law Bulletin, 6(8), pp. 26-29.

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Abstract

Since the 1970s Australian law schools have provided alternative entry routes and, since the 1980s, pre-law programs and bridging programs. On-going support, once Indigenous students reach university law schools, has been an issue that has not been formally or appropriately addressed in most university law schools. In this way Indigenous students’ chances of entry are disguised as chances of success. Thus once Indigenous students start their law school studies, they are often expected to perform on a level playing field – their success or failure then depends on ‘gifts, merits or skills’ which are culturally appropriate for law school. This attitude fails to recognise the privilege which allows the development of such gifts, merits or skills...

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ID Code: 91141
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN
ISSN: 1328-5475
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2015 00:35
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 00:35

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