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Maximising Your Potential: A Look into the Student Experience and Opportunities of a Legal Research Clinic

Through participation in a legal research clinic, law students can expect to conduct advanced legal research on a wide range of real-world topics. The Internet Law Research Clinic at Bond University (ILRC), allows students to research legal issues related to internet law under the supervision of experienced researchers, lawyers, and academics.  

In this blog post, undergraduate law student Jean-Christophe Roberge shares his experience of working in the ILRC for two semesters.

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First-Year Law Student Peer Mentoring Via Podcast

The CPLE brings to you a series of presentations from the Professional Legal Education Conference 2022.

As part of the Wellness In Legal Education Stream, Dr Anita Mackay presents on First-Year Law Student Peer Mentoring Via Podcast.

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Belonging In the Law Classroom: Rising to the Challenge of Creating a Place Where Every New Law Student Belongs

The CPLE brings to you a series of video presentations from the Professional Legal Education Conference 2022.

As part of the Wellness In Legal Education Stream, Dr Sarah Moulds presents Belonging in the Law Classroom: Rising to the Challenge of Creating a Place Where Every New Law Student Belongs.

Watch the video presentation by clicking the Read More tab below.

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Gamification in Law School: Using Play to Enhance Learning

Gamification has been a buzzword in the education world for some time now, and with good reason. This approach to learning involves incorporating elements of play and game design into the classroom experience to engage and motivate learners. In recent years, gamification has become increasingly popular in higher education as a means of enhancing learner engagement and academic performance. This post explores how gamification can be used in law school teaching.

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What Beer Brewing Can Teach Law Students About ChatGPT

One of the greatest characteristics of artificial intelligence – as it currently stands – is its ability to impress us by being almost perfect. We are impressed by what we see and assume that perfection is just around the corner. But when it comes to AI, the step between impressively close to perfect, and actual perfection, is large indeed. To test ChatGPT’s abilities, Dan Svantesson puts it to the ‘beer making test’.

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Making Contracts More Understandable:  A New Frontier for Lawyers

For many lawyers, writing complex contracts that only the initiated can understand is a point of pride. But for the non-lawyers whose lives and finances are affected by these contracts, this can be a major problem. They may not be able to understand the contract and may not have the resources to hire a lawyer to interpret it for them. However, a new generation of legal thinkers and designers are challenging this status quo and working to make contracts more understandable and accessible to non-lawyers.

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