Renewal of the LLB transition curriculum for the new quality regime

Bradshaw, Rachel, Corbett-Jarvis, Nichola, Galloway, Kathrine, Shircore, Mandy, and Thiriet, Dominique (2011) Renewal of the LLB transition curriculum for the new quality regime. In: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 1-11. From: First Year Experience in Law School: a new beginning?, 2 July 2011, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this paper, we chart the evolution of an explicitly designed first year law program as it has used the discipline standards to recalibrate the balance of lawyering skills, legal method and analysis, and reflectivity in the first year curriculum. Early uptake of transition pedagogies in the program's original 2005 design gives the authors some five years of data on which to reflect, concerning student learning, the role of assessment, changing student realities and sustainability of academic staff practice. This case study of curriculum renewal illustrates the tools and philosophy that underpin a refresh of the first year law curriculum with the discipline standards and the forthcoming quality assurance scheme in mind.

Item ID: 21747
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: legal education; higher education; standards; curriculum; first year; transition pedagogies
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