National Legal Education Symposium:

Internationalising the Australian Law Curriculum for Enhanced Global Legal Education and Practice

The National Legal Education Symposium - Internationalising the Australian Law Curriculum for Enhanced Global Legal Education and Practice, was held in Canberra on 16 March 2012. The event attracted substantial interest from the judiciary, academia and the profession.

To learn more about the presentations and discussions at the Symposium, click on the links which interest you –

> Opening & keynote address:  Horses for Courses
The Hon Justice Robert French, AC, Chief Justice of Australia

> Context for the Symposium
Professor Duncan Bentley, Victoria University & Associate Professor Joan Squelch, Curtin University

> Changing context and delivery of legal education
Professor Sally Kift, Queensland University of Technology

The international context:  Perspectives on preparing graduates for the practice of law in a global context

> What we are looking for in the practice of law in a global context
Mr Joe Catanzarati, President-Elect, Law Council of Australia

> The Australian law firm perspective
Mr Stuart Clark, Clayton Utz

> Internationalisation of the curriculum
Professor Gillian Triggs, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney

The domestic context: current advantages, constraints & innovations

> National legal profession, developments and curriculum
Professor the Hon Michael Lavarch, AO, Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

> Judicial perspective
The Hon Justice Michael Slattery, Supreme Court of New South Wales

> Government perspective
Mr David Fredericks, Australian Government Attorney General’s Department

> Graduate attributes: the Priestley areas of knowledge and the broader educational context
Professor Jill McKeough, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney

Innovation and outcomes

> The benefits of free trade in legal education and challenge of admission requirements
Dr Gordon Hughes, Partner, Ashurst, and Mr Arjuna Nadaraja, Director, Secretariat of the International Legal         

Services Advisory Council

> Internationalisation and Standards
Professor Michael Coper, Dean, ANU College of Law, Australian National University