The Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program (ICCLAP) aims to increase the inclusion of Indigenous cultural competency in legal education. This will improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student outcomes in law as well as developing Indigenous cultural competency in all students. This will lead to better legal service delivery for Indigenous communities in the long term.
ICCLAP is a cross institutional project involving five universities including the University of New England, University of Technology (Sydney), RMIT University, Australian National University, and Queensland University of Technology. The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
Project Leader, Marcelle Burns, has been invited to speak at the Association of Continuing Legal Education conference in Vancouver in August 2017 (via Skype). Marcelle will talk about ICCLAP and initiatives in Australia to incorporate Indigenous cultural competency in legal education. This will be a great opportunity to share information and learn about the Canadian experience in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) ‘Calls to Action’ on Indigenous cultural competency for lawyers and law students.Read more
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Department for Education and Training. The views in this project do not necessary reflect the views of the Australian Government Department for Education and Training.
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