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The Importance of Resilience

In his address at the Faculty of Law Executive Dean’s Awards Evening, Professor Nick James explores the profound significance of resilience in our lives and, more specifically, in the context of legal education and the legal profession. Drawing inspiration from his recent visit to Christchurch, a city that endured devastating earthquakes yet emerged stronger, Professor James highlights the importance of resilience and the idea of successfully adapting to life’s challenges.

Breaking the Silence (Part 1):  Understanding Social Anxiety in Law Students

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 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.

Law Schools Should Teach More Transactional Lawyering

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?

Preparing to Teach Remotely (Part 1): Where Do I Begin?

PART 1 OF 4: The focus of many law teachers at the moment is upon successfully navigating the transition to remote delivery of teaching. For many of us, the challenge is a significant one: not only do we have to learn a new set of skills, we also have to have to find a way to provide our students with a personalised learning experience that is as engaging and rewarding as what they would have received if they were on campus… In this post I will share my own experience in addressing this challenge.

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