Decimated or Liberated? Higher education and the future of law in Australia

Rethinking what the future of law, justice and higher education will look like in the new economy with guest speakers Dan Hunter, Kathy Laster and Gary Cazalet.

Webinar
Thursday
May 21
2020 - 3:00 AM

About

Moderated by Andrew Apostola, CEO of Portable and featuring:

Dan Hunter, Exec Dean, QUT Faculty of Law and Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society

Kathy Laster, Director at Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University

Gary Cazalet, Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

Advances in technology over the past few years have been reconfiguring the legal profession and increasingly placing pressure on the higher education sector to rethink what the law graduate of the future needs to look like. The market correction has swelled the job cues at Centrelink to just under a million people. Many of those without work are law professionals and graduates grappling with the question: what place will I find in the world and are my skills still relevant? Meanwhile, tertiary institutions face the bleak reality of reduced enrollments and cohorts of people less financially equipped to embark on the unknown journey that higher education brings.

To explore these questions we talk to three leading law experts and academics to get their view on what the future economy will hold for the law, justice, and higher education sectors.

What we'll cover

In this hour-long webinar we will cover:

  • The current state of tertiary education as our panelists see it in May 2020
  • How are universities and law schools likely to respond to the change COVID-19 has brought over the coming year?
  • What is happening in the legal services market and what can we expect it to look like in the future
  • The new technologies that educators, students and practitioners will need to shape their skills around in the new economy
  • Issues of fairness and accountability in the justice sector

Who's it for

This session is designed for the following audience:

  • Legal practitioners seeking to understand the broader impact of COVID-19 on the sector
  • Educators working in the higher education sector seeking insights into how the sector is likely to respond in the coming year
  • Students and graduates exploring the landscape of what work will look like in the future economy
  • Anyone who is generally interested in education, justice, technology, and law

Webinar details

Thursday 21 May, 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEDT

A link to join the webinar will be provided to registered participants via email.

We will have Dan Hunter (Exec Dean, QUT Faculty of Law and Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society), Andrew Apostola (CEO, Portable) moderating this webinar, joined by guest speakers Dan Hunter (Exec Dean, QUT Faculty of Law and Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society), Kathy Laster (Director at Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University) and Gary Cazalet (Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne).

After the 50 minute presentation, attendees will be invited to stay for a Q&A session with the panelists for up to 10 mins, and a recording of the webinar will be distributed to all registered participants in the days after the event.

What if I can't make it?

You're in luck. This webinar will be recorded and published as a video on the Portable website at a later date.

If you cannot make Thursday's event but would like to know when this video goes live you can register for the 'Send me the video' option in the registration section.

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