Responding to Changed Parameters of the Law Student: A Reflection on Pastoral Care in the Law School

(2010) 3(1&2) Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association 101-112

18 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013

See all articles by Kate Galloway

Kate Galloway

Griffith Law School

Rachel Bradshaw

James Cook University

Date Written: November 12, 2010

Abstract

The Bradley Review into Higher Education provides a new imperative to include so-called equity students in tertiary study. At James Cook University, a holistic LLB curriculum seeks to address a variety of challenges faced by this increasingly diverse student cohort. The authors identify the means by which our program supports students and then highlight the gap between policies of engagement and retention, and the reality of providing front line care for students. It concludes that the role of pastoral care, while imperative to achieve the bureaucratic aims of government and institution, is gendered, undervalued and misunderstood within the law school context.

Keywords: legal education, pastoral care, emotional labor, law students, student well-being, affective learning

Suggested Citation

Galloway, Kate and Bradshaw, Rachel, Responding to Changed Parameters of the Law Student: A Reflection on Pastoral Care in the Law School (November 12, 2010). (2010) 3(1&2) Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association 101-112, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2278717

Kate Galloway (Contact Author)

Griffith Law School ( email )

Nathan Campus, GU
Nathan 4111
Australia

Rachel Bradshaw

James Cook University ( email )

Townsville, Queensland 4811
Australia

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
28
Abstract Views
323
PlumX Metrics