2018 Public Law in the Classroom

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Venue: 
Law Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Organisation: 
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW and Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide
Time: 
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Date: 
Thu, 2018-02-22

The fourth annual Public Law in the Classroom workshop for teachers of Australian public law will be held in Sydney on Thursday 22 February 2018. The workshop has become a unique forum in which teachers of Australian public law can share ideas and inspire one another. It is co-hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW and the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide. Registration is free and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

The day will be presented in three sessions, with plenty of time for discussion and sharing of practice in each. The first session will examine the importance and challenges of Indigenous issues, perspectives and law in public law classrooms. The second session will showcase cutting edge teaching approaches in the area of assessment in public law courses, especially when teaching large and/or online cohorts. If you would like to present in this session, please respond to the Call for Abstracts below by 29 September 2017.

The final session will be a discussion of the intersection between teaching and the practice of public law. The workshop will also again feature a poster session on new techniques for, and insights into, teaching public law. Those who submit an abstract for a poster may also, if they wish, be considered for a presentation during the second session, provided their topic fits within the theme of the second session. The Call for Abstracts below links to additional information on preparing your poster.

Public Law in the Classroom 2018 takes place immediately before another important event on the public law calendar – the 2018 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner, hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Parliament House on Friday 23 February 2018.

Call for Abstracts for Posters and Session Two Presentations

Abstracts are invited from tertiary teachers of public law for the Poster Session and Workshop Session 2 at Public Law in the Classroom 2018.

Workshop Session 2 will feature multiple short presentations of 5-7 minutes each. In 2018, this session will explore the theme of assessment in public law courses, including large and/or online cohorts. How can we design assessments that are rigorous and effective, but also efficient and practicable within the constraints and pressures of our academic workloads? What innovative assessment practices, techniques or technologies can be employed in public law courses?

The Poster Session will provide an opportunity to report on experimentation with new teaching methods, techniques and technologies; research work in progress on public law teaching; and preliminary results. Posters may be on any topic relevant to public law teaching (including, but not limited to, the theme of Workshop Session 2). Further information on the Poster Session, including posters from previous years, may be found here.

Abstracts should specify whether the submission is for:

(a)   An oral presentation in the second session only;

(b)   The poster session only; or

(c)   Both the poster session and an oral presentation in the second session. Please note, submissions in this category must engage with the theme of the second session.

The abstract must contain your title and a brief explanation of your proposed poster or presentation. Please submit abstracts by Friday 29 September 2017 to gtcentre@unsw.edu.au. The workshop organisers will advise on successful submissions by 16 October 2017. PDFs of posters will be required by 12 February 2018 to be made available on the event website.