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.Read more
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.
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 surveyRead more
On 11-12 September legal academics and Indigenous support staff from 26 universities together with legal officers from community and government agencies gathered to discuss principles and strategies for incorporating Indigenous cultural competency in legal education at the ICCLAP national workshop. Read more
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