PLENARY PANEL: The Uncertain Future of Legal Education

John Cooper, Jeff Giddings, Sally Kift, Alex Steel, Caroline Strevens, Nickolas James

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Our esteemed panel of speakers will each present their own perspective on the theme of the conference as it relates to the teaching of law in law schools. They will address a wide range of matters including digital literacy for law students, legal education as a lifelong learning continuum, the shift to online learning, the place of experiential learning, the future of assessment and assurance of learning, and the importance of interdisciplinarity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2022
Event2022 Professional Legal Education Conference: LawTech, Newlaw and NetZero: Preparing for an Uncertain Future - Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 28 Sept 202230 Sept 2022 (Conference Program)


Conference2022 Professional Legal Education Conference
Abbreviated titleCPLE Conference
CityGold Coast
OtherEmergent technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital robotics, new business models, and the impacts of climate change will transform the profession, transform its community interactions, and change the way we practise and teach law.

As legal professionals and legal educators, how do we prepare for this uncertain future and provide our stakeholders with the tools to navigate change? What new models for the delivery of legal services and education will best help us, our students and our communities navigate change? What can the legal profession do differently in response to a vastly different and rapidly changing world?

The CPLE and Actium.AI Pty Ltd jointly hosted this conference to provide the answers to these and other questions, exploring our place in an unknowable future.

Thought leaders shared new perspectives on:

- Practical legal skills training
- Law student and lawyer wellness and resilience
- Legal technology and ethics
- New legal technologies including AI and Robotic Process Automation
- Legal education and legal tech training
- Future methods of legal services delivery
- Legal technology and compliance obligations
- ESG, law and legal practice
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