Looking to the past to plan for the future: A decade of practical legal training

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dc.contributor.author Evers, M
dc.contributor.author Olliffe, BM
dc.contributor.author Pettit, RK
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation The Law Teacher, 2011, 45 (1), pp. 18 - 44
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19006
dc.description.abstract The beginning of the twenty-first century has seen significant changes in the legal profession, from the increased use of e-communications and incorporated legal practices, to the internationalisation of lawyers and the globalisation of practice. This raises the question are practical legal training courses providing education that still has value and relevance to students and the profession? Research based on surveying graduates of the Practical Legal Training (PLT) programme at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) was undertaken to assess the value and relevance of our course and to consider what changes, if any, were necessary. The findings confirmed that traditional skills of lawyering and established areas of practice continue to dominate the experience of newly admitted graduates. The findings also indicated there were skills which are not emphasised in our teaching but which were considered important by respondents. The survey also revealed some changes to graduates' career options. This article outlines our research and considers the results within the regulatory framework for the delivery of PLT. We consider that there are some changes to our programme which would improve our graduates' experience in transitioning into their first employment and we suggest that consideration be given to a review of some of the requirements for PLT providers. Our experience is instructive for other providers of practical legal education who may be considering renewal and reform of their courses.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/03069400.2011.546961
dc.title Looking to the past to plan for the future: A decade of practical legal training
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent The Law Teacher
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 45
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation England en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 18 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 44 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 856801
dc.personcode 905002
dc.personcode 004661
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Na en_US
dc.description.keywords bounded rationality
dc.description.keywords interacting heterogeneous agents
dc.description.keywords behavioural finance
dc.description.keywords non-linear economic dynamics.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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