Internationalising the Australian Law Curriculum for Enhanced Global Legal Practice
The primary purpose of the research project was to develop a framework for an internationalised law curriculum to prepare law graduates for practice in a global context and to enhance the wider recognition of Australian
The development of such a framework for an internationalised law curriculum required:
- identification of the relevant knowledge, skills and attributes required by graduates
- identification of the particular needs and views of employers of graduates of Australian law schools
- identification of delivery frameworks from the international education literature
- articulation of how these elements can be brought together for inclusion in the Australian curriculum
- identification of any consequent changes required in the regulation of the curriculum.
The focus of the research project was on the internationalisation of the law curriculum within the broader context of globalisation and its impact on legal services and legal education.
The project was conducted over a period of 18 months (January 2011 to June 2012), which included an extension of six months during which time a national symposium was held.