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The Gender Pay Gap in Law

I have had and continue to have the privilege to work alongside many intelligent, experienced and hard-working women: as a legal practitioner, as an academic, and as an Executive Dean. And I have seen women who are much smarter than me, with more experience than me, and who work much harder than me somehow end up earning less money than me or holding less elevated positions in the corporate or institutional hierarchy.

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Using Videos to Teach Law: Panacea or Poison?

Without reading case extracts, the detailed reasoning of the judges cannot be grasped. Without reading the textbook, the students are simply getting a “sugar hit” by watching the video and making short notes.

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Introducing the Legal Research Hub

The idea: a platform for academics and legal professionals to discuss topical legal issues and share their respective insights, and offering opportunities to showcase current legal research. The format: a peer-reviewed online publication, and a podcast series with legal experts. From these aspirations, the Legal Research Hub was born.

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Climate change: How can law teachers help?

It has fallen upon the contemporary global community to work together to understand climate change, to address climate change, and to mitigate its consequences… And one of the most powerful tools we have is the law.

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The Digital Law: Law Student Visions For The Delivery of Legal Services

The business model of the traditional law firm is under threat by new, technology-driven market entrants. Some lawyers and law practices will become less useful, relevant and profitable because of these changes. Others will leverage technology to find new and creative ways to deliver legal services and deliver value, delight their clients and gain a competitive advantage.

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2020 Professional Legal Education Conference Recordings Now Available

Access 40 individual presentations on:
Being a Law Teacher
Inclusion, Feelings and Hope
Law and Art
Past, Present and Future
Teaching in the Digital Era
Teaching New Law Students
Teaching Professionalism
Teaching Responsibility
Teaching Skills
The Big Picture

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