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Taking hints From Hogwarts: UOW's first year law immersion program

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Abstract


  • The first year of law school is a challenging time: adapting to new surroundings; making new

    friends; absorbing new ideas, and developing new ways of learning, thinking, speaking and

    performing – all with the added pressure of high academic achievement. This paper explores the

    important role of modern law teachers as guides and mentors for the students’ transformative

    journey.

    As experienced first year teachers in the LLB program, the authors have devoted considerable

    efforts to developing a program that facilitates s smooth transition for law students. We

    believe law teachers have a unique opportunity as well as a responsibility to facilitate positive

    transformation. This paper outlines the unique First Year LLB program that has been developed

    and refined over a number of years at the University of Wollongong.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • C. E. Sharp, M. A. Bond, T. Mundy, K. Murray & J. Quilter, 'Taking hints From Hogwarts: UOW's first year law immersion program' (2013) 6 (1/2) Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association 127-139.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2086&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1081

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 127

End Page


  • 139

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 1/2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The first year of law school is a challenging time: adapting to new surroundings; making new

    friends; absorbing new ideas, and developing new ways of learning, thinking, speaking and

    performing – all with the added pressure of high academic achievement. This paper explores the

    important role of modern law teachers as guides and mentors for the students’ transformative

    journey.

    As experienced first year teachers in the LLB program, the authors have devoted considerable

    efforts to developing a program that facilitates s smooth transition for law students. We

    believe law teachers have a unique opportunity as well as a responsibility to facilitate positive

    transformation. This paper outlines the unique First Year LLB program that has been developed

    and refined over a number of years at the University of Wollongong.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • C. E. Sharp, M. A. Bond, T. Mundy, K. Murray & J. Quilter, 'Taking hints From Hogwarts: UOW's first year law immersion program' (2013) 6 (1/2) Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association 127-139.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2086&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1081

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 127

End Page


  • 139

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 1/2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia