Leading Torts academics debate how to educate students for global practice

24 March 2009

On the 20 March 2009 , Justice Gummow of the High Court opened a torts academic workshop at the new law school on the main campus, attended by leading torts scholars from around Australia and overseas.

The themes of the workshop were how to educate students for global practice and in an age where law is increasingly found in statutes.

Convened by Associate Professor Barbara McDonald, the workshop was addressed by Professor Anita Bernstein of Brooklyn Law School and Professor Jane Stapleton of ANU, Oxford University and the University of Texas on teaching Tort Law in the United States and by Professor Paula Giliker, who holds a chair in Comparative Law at University of Bristol on teaching Tort Law in the UK in the European context.

Other leading scholars who spoke included Harold Luntz, Jim Davis, Peter Handford, Peter Cane, Prue Vines, Joachim Dietrich, Christian Witting, Mark Lunney and Neil Foster making for a day of lively and informed discussion on many teaching and substantive issues in Tort Law.

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