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Upcoming Forums on Indigenous Engagement and Universities - April 2018

Indigenous Place and Partnerships Conference - University of Melbourne - 5–6 April 2018

The University of Melbourne is hosting the Indigenous Place and Partnerships Conference addressing the themes of place-based research and relationships. Over two days, academic teams and Indigenous organisations and communities who partner with us, will discuss the relationships that enable successful delivery of research projects in a range of fields, including linguistics, health, education, art and justice. Bookings are essential for this free conference – via www.eventbrite. For inquiries contact Nikki Moodie on nikki.moodie@unimelb.edu.au or phone +61 3 8344 9217.

Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Land-Based Legal Education - University of Adelaide Law School - 23 April 2018 - 11am-12pm

Presentation by John Borrows, Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria Law School, British Columbia, from the Anishinaabe/Ojibway, Chippewa/Nawash First Nations Canada. Registration is free - via www.eventbrite.

ICCLAP Q&A Forum now open

A popular request from the Indigenous Cultural Competency in Law: Future Directions Workshop was to establish an online community for legal academics and professionals to discuss issues relating to embedding Indigenous cultural competency in legal education and practice. The ICCLAP Q&A Forum has now been created to meet this need.

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Legal Education Review: Special Focus Edition – Indigenous Cultural Competency in Law

The ICCLAP Project Team has been successful in getting a proposal accepted by the Legal Education Review for a special focus edition on Indigenous cultural competency in law. We already have a number of articles confirmed for this special edition, however there are still opportunities for further articles to be added if you would like to contribute. The deadline for submission of articles is 30 June 2018. Please contact the ICCLAP Project Team if you would like to discuss any ideas you have for articles, using the contact details below.

ICCLAP Law School Survey

One of the key objectives of the ICCLAP project is to promote the incorporation of Indigenous cultural competency (ICC) in legal education. In order to establish a baseline by which to measure the impact of the project, a desktop survey of law schools was conducted in 2016. However the Project Team found that the relevant information was not always publicly available and therefore it was not possible to determine the extent to which ICC had been included in law curricula. Therefore the Project Team resolved to undertake a survey of law schools in 2017, to fills the gaps in our existing knowledge. The survey was distributed to law schools through members of the Council of Australian Law Deans.

The survey had a high response rate with 20 out of 39 of law schools completing the online survey form. Law schools were asked to report on the inclusion of ICC in core and elective units, institutional support for embedding ICC and the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students in their school. The key findings of the survey

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Public Law in the Classroom Workshop: 22 February 2018

The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law (University of New South Wales) and Public Law and Policy Research Unit (University of Adelaide) is hosting the 2018 Public Law in the Classroom Workshop on 22 February 2018 at UNSW Kensington. The workshop features a session on Indigenous Issues, Perspectives and Law in the Public Law Classroom

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land and waters. We pay our respects to elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that these have always been places of knowledge, teaching and learning.


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Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Department for Education and Training. The views expressed by this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Department for Education and Training.