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The Centre for Professional Legal Education is a community of legal educators, researchers, practitioners and administrators who collaborate in defining, understanding, engaging in and promoting best practice in the teaching of law, with a particular emphasis upon professional legal education, and in developing and delivering professional legal training programs of the highest quality.

Students, employers, university administrators and government regulators have all called for legal education to become more professionally-focussed, more skills-based, more authentic, more global, more clearly articulated and more effective in preparing graduates for professional practice. At the same time, law schools continue to play important roles in preserving the rule of law, providing equitable access to legal services, and promoting thoughtful law reform and social justice, roles which do not always align with efforts to professionalise the law degree. There is a pressing need for scholarly and critical reflection upon who and what law schools teach, the ways in which law schools teach and assess students, and the wider role and responsibilities of law schools. The Centre for Professional Legal Education brings together academics, practitioners and administrators, and facilitates an ongoing disciplinary conversation about the nature and purpose of professional legal education.

Bond Law has already acquired for itself a reputation for providing the best law teaching and the best law student experience in the region. The establishment of this Centre has strengthened Bond law’s reputation, ensuring that we are renowned not only for our teaching practice but also for our contribution to scholarly discussion and debate about the purpose, form and practice of legal education and the role of law schools in contemporary society.

The CPLE’s activities stimulate and enrich legal education by:

  • Undertaking individual and collaborative legal education research projects
  • Supporting industry through profession-specific research projects
  • Disseminating information on legal education
  • Providing opportunities to legal professionals for professional development
  • Consulting with regulatory bodies domestically and internationally to facilitate the development of policy
  • Designing improvements to teaching and learning in law;
  • Developing collaborative networks to stimulate research and funding opportunities for legal education.

 Executive committee

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    Francina Cantatore

    Person: Teaching and Research

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    National Research Investigation into Models and Quantifiable Benefits of Pro Bono and Social Justice Activities in Australian Law Schools

    Cantatore, F., Giddings, J., Cody, A., Waye, V., George, A., Bartlett, F., Golledge, E., Ojelabi, L., Kenny, M. A., Copeland, A. & Castles, M.


    Project: Research


    Promoting Innovation in Legal Education and Graduate Employability Skills in Law Students through Pro Bono Law Clinics: A comparative study

    Cantatore, F., McQuoid-Mason, D., Geldres, V., Mendoza, P., Hicks, J., Holness, D. & Salgado, S.


    Project: Research


    Animal Law Education

    James, N. & Walkden-Brown, J.

    9/01/18 → …

    Project: Research

    Research Output

    An Analysis of the Complexity of Power in Facilitative Mediation and Practical Strategies for Ensuring a Fair Process

    Brandon, M. & Field, R. M., Mar 2020, In : Arbitrator and Mediator. 2020 March, p. 33-48 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Domain name, website and Facebook use of a trade mark: when does it infringe?

    Van Caenegem, W., May 2020, In : Internet Law Bulletin. 22, 9&10, p. 143-146 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

  • EDPB’s opinion 8/2019 on the competence of a supervisory authority in case of establishment changes

    Svantesson, D. J. B., 1 Jan 2020, In : European Data Protection Law Review. 6, 1, p. 98-101 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

  • Activities


    Casey Watters (Mentee), Dan Svantesson (Mentor)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesMentorshipMentee

    Melbourne University Law Review (Journal)

    Jonathan Crowe (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

    Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

    Jonathan Crowe (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

    Press / Media

    Access to justice scorecard - Bond Law Clinic initiative

    Francina Cantatore


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Bond Law Clinic services

    Francina Cantatore


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Student theses

    A Battle Royal : Digital Music Piracy v. the Music Industry, an Assessment of Australian Copyright Law.

    Author: Goldschmied, J., 9 Oct 2010

    Supervisor: Van Caenegem, W. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Comparative corporate governance: a Chinese perspective

    Author: Wei, Y., 9 Feb 2002

    Supervisor: Farrar, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Deception as a Legal Negotiation Strategy: a Cross-jurisdictional, Multidisciplinary Analysis Towards an Integrated Policy Reforms Agenda

    Author: Lakhani, A., 9 Oct 2010

    Supervisor: Boulle, L. (Supervisor) & Field, R. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis