‘Boom and Bust’ is the natural state of Australia’s arid interior, with occasional heavy rains punctuating the prevailing dry heat. Australia’s fauna and flora have evolved to make the most of this unpredictable environment. Early European settlers benefited from rainfall beyond the average and suffered when the cycle turned and droughts returned. This chapter considers the prospects for Australian legal education following what can be described as the boom for Australian law schools since changes to higher education regulation in the late-1980s. In 1989, there were 12 law schools in Australia. By 2016, there were 39 law schools operating across 45 campuses – a pattern of development that can be found elsewhere in common and civil law worlds.
|Title of host publication||Re-thinking legal education under the civil and common law|
|Subtitle of host publication||A road map for constructive change|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon UK|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Giddings, J. (2018). Beyond the boom: Prospects for Australian legal education. In R. Grimes (Ed.), Re-thinking legal education under the civil and common law: A road map for constructive change (1st ed., pp. 211-226). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315212074-23