Legal Education 2030 and Beyond: Wellness in Context

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In late 2023, the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) released its report, Reimagining the Professional Regulation of Australian Legal Education, authored by Sally Kift and Kana Nakano. The report offers a detailed analysis of the regulation of legal education in Australia and in a global context, and of the various drivers for regulatory reform. 2023 also saw the beginning of a national conversation about the future of Australian legal education, with representatives from key stakeholders including CALD, the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC), the Australasian Professional Legal Education Community (APLEC), the Legal Services Council, the Law Council of Australia and the Australasian Law Students Association (ALSA) coming to together to examine the current state of legal education in Australia and identify opportunities for reform. In this keynote address, CALD co-Chair Professor Nick James will deliver an update about these initiatives with a focus upon the possible, probable and potential impact upon our efforts to protect and enhance the wellness of law students, legal academics and legal practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages2-2
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2024
EventNational Wellness for Law Forum 2024: Reflecting on the Past, Shaping the Future: Wellness for Law to 2030 - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Feb 202416 Feb 2024
https://law.unimelb.edu.au/wellness-for-law-forum#program (Conference website)

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ConferenceNational Wellness for Law Forum 2024: Reflecting on the Past, Shaping the Future: Wellness for Law to 2030
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period15/02/2416/02/24
OtherIn 2009, the landmark report Courting the Blues: Attitudes towards depression in law students and legal practitioners was published by the Brain & Mind Research Institute, confirming that Australian law students and legal professionals shared similar issues in relation to their mental health and wellness to their equivalents internationally. Since the last in person Wellness for Law Forum in 2019, we have endured the myriad uncertainties wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on both the teaching and practice of law. In February 2024, we invite you to join us to reflect on what we have achieved over the last 15 years and where we are going now, as we grapple with the lasting impact of an event that has re-shaped the world.
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