Interaction and diversity in the Australian law

Mark Israel, Natalie Skead, Mary Heath, Anne Hewitt, Kathrine Galloway, Alex Steel

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Recognition of increased diversity within Australian legal education means law teachers have to respond to a broader variety of student needs, both at a macro level in admissions and curriculum planning and at a micro level through learning and teaching. Australian law schools have spent the last decade addressing the macro level rather than exploring the needs of the micro. This paper draws on Goffman’s ideas of how people engage in a ‘quiet sorting’ of others according to various attributes to outline strategies for creating and maintaining learning spaces that welcome and engage with diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventResearch and Development in Higher Education: The Shape of Higher Education, Vol 39 - Esplanade Hotel, Freemantle, Australia
Duration: 4 Jul 20167 Jul 2016


ConferenceResearch and Development in Higher Education


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