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Title: Preparing law graduates for rural and regional practice: A new curriculum-based approach
Contributor(s): Kennedy, Amanda L  (author); Smith-Ruig, Theresa  (author)orcid ; Coverdale, R (author); Hart, C (author); Mortensen, R (author); Macken, C (author); Mundy, T (author); Nielsen, J (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.196Open Access Link
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Abstract: This paper documents the development of a curriculum-based approach to prepare law graduates for employment in rural and regional areas in Australia. The project was prompted by survey data which indicates that there are widespread difficulties in attracting lawyers to rural and regional areas. Further literature research and assessment of current practice revealed that employment as a lawyer in a rural or regional context is characterised by distinct challenges and opportunities; however, the tertiary curriculum does little to prepare students for practice in these areas, despite being well positioned to do so. This led to the creation of a publicly accessible and fully customisable curriculum package, which seeks to sensitise students to the realities of rural and regional legal practice, and prepare them for such career pathways.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: WCLTA 2012: 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, Brussels, Belgium, 25th - 28th October, 2012
Conference Details: WCLTA 2012: 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, Brussels, Belgium, 25th - 28th October, 2012
Source of Publication: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, v.93, p. 317-321
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISSN: 1877-0428
Field of Research (FOR): 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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