APLEC Conference 2013


The Australasian Professional Legal Education Council conference for 2013 will be held in Adelaide on 15-16 November this year.

Update – Program Now Available:

Keynote Address

Programmatic Assessment for Learning, Lambert Schuwirth, Professor of Medical Education, Flinders Innovations in Clinical Education, School of Medicine, Flinders University

Plenary Session

PLT Placements and the Fair Work Act, Professor Andrew Stewart, Adelaide Law School

Conference Papers

Postcards from the Edge: Proposed DIY Devolutionary Changes to PLT in Hong Kong, Jack Burke, City University Hong Kong
PLT Providers: Managing Work Experience, Susan Carr-Gregg & Jane Boyd, College of Law
Work Integrated Learning and Workplace Experience, Ann-Marie David, College of Law
Benchmarks for APLEC PLT Programs: A Glimpse of the Holy Grail, Adrian Deans, College of Law, Adam May, Leo Cussen Institute and Graham Jobling, Law Society of South Australia
Expanding Research and Scholarship Activity at the College of Law, Monica Hayes & Adrian Deans, College of Law
Impacts of the New Fiji Crimes Decree 44/2009, Criminal Procedure Decree 43/2009 and Sentencing and Penalties Decree 42/2009 on the Teaching of Criminal Litigation Skills and Practice Module (LWD01) at the PDLP level in USP: Challenges & Innovation, Pita Koroi Bulamainaivalu, USP, Fiji
‘Yes, No, Maybe, Can You Repeat the Question?’: Is Thinking Like a Lawyer Different to Thinking Like a Teacher?, Kristoffer Greaves, Deakin University
Bringing Up the Rear: Lessons from Coaching Psychology in PLT for the Bottom 80%, Colin James, University of Newcastle
Teaching International Legal Students: What is Best Left Unsaid? Not!, Michael Joyce, College of Law Sydney
Alerting Students to Multiple Agendas in Family Law Practice: Ideas about what it is that New Lawyers “Need to Know” and How Teachers Can Facilitate Learning, Kathryn Kearley, College of Law Sydney
Are There Signposts at the Entry Gate?: Utilising Inherent Course Requirements, Tania Leiman, Flinders University Law School
Wrestling with Research and Scholarship in a PLT Environment, Patrick Lewis, College of Law
Street Law in PLT, Shaun McCarthy, University of Newcastle
Transitioning from PLT to the Workplace, Jenny Richards, Flinders University Law School
Assessment in PLT, Suruj Skarma, USP, Fiji
South Sea Bubble: Will Law Enrolments Peak in Australia? Gary Tamsitt, Australian National University
Teaching Students Effective Communication Skills for Clients with Mental Health Disabilities, Felicity Wardhaugh & Daniel Matas, University of Newcastle


Exchange² in Practice: An interactive Session Exploring Current Issues, Deborah Ankor, Flinders University Law School
You can download a copy of the conference brochure and call for papers here.

The conference will be jointly hosted by Flinders Law School and The Law Society/Adelaide Law School at Flinders University, City Campus, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.


Call for Papers: Presentation Formats & Submission Guidelines Individual Papers: 30 minutes (20 mins presentation; 10 mins discussion). A submission for an individual presentation may take the form of an abstract (500 words not including references) or a full paper. Panel Sessions: 60 minutes (40 mins presentation; 20 mins discussion). Submissions for panel sessions led by presenting teams are encouraged. A panel proposal may take the form of an abstract (750 words not including references) or full paper.

Submissions should be sent to deborah.ankor@flinders.edu.au.

Important Conference Dates

Registrations and call for paper now open

11 October – Deadline for call for papers

18 October – Notification of acceptance

18 October – Early Bird closes

8 November – Registrations close


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