Public Law in the Classroom 2019

Law Building - Building F8 UNSW Kensington, Sydney, NSW 2052
10:45 - 16:15
Thu, 2019-02-14

Free online registration is available here

Event flyer and Call for Abstracts available here.

Organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW and Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide

Public Law in the Classroom has become a community-building forum in which teachers of Australian public law can share ideas and inspire one another. The 2019 Workshop will be presented in three sessions, with plenty of time for discussion and sharing of practice in each.

The first session, Public Law in a Global Context, will examine the importance of international and comparative perspectives in public law classrooms. We are delighted that the keynote speaker is leading international and public lawyer from New York University, Professor Jeremy Waldron. This session will also include a panel and wider discussion among the workshop participants. The second session will showcase cutting edge teaching approaches in the area of Students as Co-Creators in Public Law. Those interested in presenting in this session should respond to the Call for Abstracts below, by 19 November 2018. The final session will be a panel-based discussion of why and how statutory interpretation in public law is important and not boring.

Call for Abstracts for Session 2

Abstracts are invited for Session 2 at Public Law in the Classroom 2019, which will feature multiple short presentations of 5-7 minutes each. The theme is Students as Co-Creators in Public Law. Speakers will showcase innovative teaching practices that engage students as partners, co-producers and co-creators in the learning experience. Speakers are encouraged to present their work in a practical, interactive manner that simulates the teaching practice for workshop participants.

Speakers will be selected based on:

  • Relevance to the session theme
  • Engaging nature of the proposed presentation
  • Applicability of the innovation to public law teaching generally
  • Ensuring the workshop overall includes a range of perspectives.

The abstract should be no more than 300 words and must contain a title and a brief explanation of the proposed presentation. Abstracts should be sent to by Monday 19 November 2018. The workshop organisers will advise on successful submissions by 17 December 2018.