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Legal Education Research Conference

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UNSW Law

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Legal Education Research Conference

Teaching as a Subversive Activity

The theme of the 2019 conference is: ‘Teaching as a Subversive Activity’. We are excited to be featuring panels, papers and posters on legal education research related to the theme, which we have drawn from Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner’s classic Teaching as a Subversive Activity (1969). We take this to mean the consideration of research into legal education as lifetime learning, as ‘crap-detecting’, as creating meaning, as transformative and as developing world-changing thinking within the legal context.

In an age when everyone aspires to teach critical thinking skills in the classroom (or, at least, no teacher would say they want to produce uncritical students!), what does it mean today to be a subversive law teacher? Who or what might a subversive law teacher seek to subvert – the authority of the law, the university, their own authority as teachers, perhaps? Are law students ripe for subversion, agents of, or impediments to, subversion?

Keynote speakers: Emerita Professor Raewyn Connell; Professor David Dixon; Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos; Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton; Professor Prue Vines.

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Full program available here




Conference timings:

Wednesday 27 November: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 28 November: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tickets available until 31 October

Catering:

Catering will be provided. Please provide your dietary requirements.

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Venue Name: UNSW Law Building

Wheelchair Accessible I Hearing Loop I Accessible Toilet I Accessible drop off zone

Any guests attending can be dropped off behind the Law Building (refer to F8 on the MAP).

Vehicles need to arrive via High Street, Gate 2 and follow the road to Third Avenue, and turn onto Union Road. Vehicles need to follow the road speed limit.

Accessible parking is available 1st Ave West, Via Gate 2. There are limited spaces available.

If guests are arriving to the south entrance, there is a wheelchair pathway to the main entrance of the Roundhouse.

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If you have any questions please email leconf@unsw.edu.au

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