Public Law in the Classroom 2020

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Organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW, the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide, and the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University.

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 2020 Workshop will be opening with a panel session on How technology has changed public law and how we must respond in the classroom and closing with a panel on Increasing student awareness of public lawyering.

Our second session will be a special session in which we are calling for abstracts from early career public law teachers on the topic of Contextualising public law for students. The session will be made up of short presentations between 5-7 minutes. We are really pleased that this year we have small grants to support early career teachers to attend the session (covering flights and other transport costs).

Call for abstracts for session two presentations

Abstracts are invited from early career teachers of public law for the Workshop Session 2 at Public Law in the Classroom 2020.

Workshop Session 2 will feature multiple short presentations of 5-7 minutes each. In 2020, this session will explore the theme of contextualising public law for students, including facilitating deep learning about the social and political context of public law. How can we engage students in situating the case law, principles and values in this broader context and add depth to their critical analysis toolkit in the face of time and resource constraints? What innovative approaches, practices, techniques, exercises or technologies can be employed?

The abstract must contain your title and a brief explanation of your proposed presentation. Please submit abstracts by Friday 27 September 2019 to The workshop organisers will advise on successful submissions by 18 October 2019.

We encourage all early career teachers, including sessional academics to consider submitting an abstract for this workshop session. Limited funding to cover flights and ground transport is available for interstate participants who are otherwise unable to secure funding to attend the workshop. Applications for funding will be assessed on the basis of financial need.