Lawyers

Superannuation Funds Seeking to Appoint Nominee Directors (Part One)

Superannuation funds have become the dominant providers of investment capital in the Australian economy.  With a dominant position on the share registers of the top 200 companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, the funds have begun to take a greater interest in the position of these companies. This post explores how they are particularly interested in Environmental Social, and Governance (ESG) issues.

Criminal Cartel Conduct in Australia

In this article, Dr. Stephen van der Mye at Bond University discusses cartel conduct in Australia, detailing its definition, legal consequences, and recent examples. It emphasises the harmful impact of cartels on markets and consumers, and provides guidance for businesses to avoid engaging in such illegal activities.

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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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.

Law Students: We Need You to be Heroic Lawyers

The hero always prevails, and by the end of the journey, after all their struggles, they have been transformed into a different person, a better person, who finally returns home – sometimes metaphorically, sometimes literally – having achieved their mission and committed to using their newfound skills and gifts to help others and heal the community… And make no mistake, the world needs heroic lawyers right now.

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