The Participation of Indigenous Australians in Legal Education, 2001–18

35 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2019 Last revised: 20 Nov 2019

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Harry Hobbs

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

George Williams

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 30, 2019

Abstract

Indigenous Australians face many challenges in accessing and completing a legal education in Australia. Addressing this problem requires a clear empirical picture. However, no comprehensive study exploring the participation of Indigenous Australians in legal education has been conducted for almost two decades. This article rectifies this by presenting the results of a survey on Indigenous Australian students, graduates and staff members within Australian law schools. We find that while Indigenous Australians are increasingly commencing legal studies and graduating from law school, inequities and challenges persist.

Keywords: Indigenous, First Nations, Law Students, Law Graduates, Legal Education, Law Schools, Indigenous Academics, Indigenous Students

Suggested Citation

Hobbs, Harry and Williams, George, The Participation of Indigenous Australians in Legal Education, 2001–18 (October 30, 2019). University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2019; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 86-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3477655 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3477655

Harry Hobbs (Contact Author)

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

George Williams

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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