…employers and supervisors do have ethical, legal and professional obligations to ensure the graduate actually does receive and undertake their practical legal training.
I submit that it is in everybody’s interest to provide a supportive environment forgraduates to undertake their practical legal training. Real support would include actual time being allocated (and taken) to properly undertake the coursework, and legal practitioners supporting as a worthwhile undertaking that is important and relevant to building an entry-level lawyer’s competency to undertake legal practice.
I attended the Australian Law Teachers Association Conference (ALTA2011) in Brisbane from 3-6 July 2011.
You can access a copy of my paper here.
I am progressively uploading commentary on the sessions I attended at ALTA2011 via the above menu bar. Recently added:
Impressions from the Keynote Speech by Chief Justice Robert French AO High Court of Australia.
Impressions of Helen Sungaila and Peter Boulot’s paper, ‘A Critical Analysis of the On-going Regulatory Offensive on the Australian Legal Profession: Challenges to Legal Best Practice Management’.
Thanks to @richards1000 on Twitter, tweets from ALTA2011 are now archived at http://bit.ly/rqLXGo in .csv format
Practice makes perfect (or as close as)
Read the article : (or ought not to be)