Bond Law academic Melanie Jackson has teamed up with Cognitive Behavioural Expert and Therapist, Lisa Du Plessis, to improve understanding of social anxiety in law students. In the first of the series, this post highlights the difficulties that students with social anxiety face in higher education and the impact it has on student learning and student experience.
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.
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’.
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.
Australian lawyers specialising in transactional work are, according to legal recruiters, the most in-demand by overseas head-hunters looking to fill global talent shortages. The pay both domestically and overseas is high and demand for graduate jobs in top-tier commercial firms is fierce. Law students should learn as much as they can about the different fields of practice before they make important career choices. Why don’t law schools teach more transactional lawyering?
At Bond University, there is a newly established Internet Law Research Clinic. The clinic is supervised by legal academics and enables law students to volunteer their time during their degree to gain practical insight and experience in the area of legal technology and internet law solutions. This blog post highlights the benefits and challenges around the use of legal research clinics in law school.
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.