The Participation of Indigenous Australians in Legal Education

Lavery, Daniel (1993) The Participation of Indigenous Australians in Legal Education. Legal Education Review, 4 (1). 5994.

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[Extract] This paper is based on a survey of Australian law schools in 1990–91 which sought to investigate the interface between indigenous Australians and law studies. The survey was prompted by similar recent research conducted in Canada. The focus of this paper is the Australian data but a review of the Canadian scene will be given to show the depth of field which exists. The Australian survey results will be first presented. A survey of the Canadian scene will follow with the interest being on the special entrance schemes available to Indian, Metis and Inuit peoples and the existence and operation of pre-law programmes in Canada. Although this paper cannot purport to be truly comparative, comparisons and contrasts will be drawn where possible. Some general conclusions will then be drawn with a particular emphasis on one aspect of the legal education of aboriginal peoples which is not present in the Australian analysis, that of an intensive nationally-based pre-law preparatory programme. It will be argued that, as a matter of priority, efforts should be directed to the establishment of such a programme in Australia.

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ISSN: 1839-3713
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FoR Codes: 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4899 Other law and legal studies > 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 21 INDIGENOUS > 2102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education > 210299 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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