The Participation of Indigenous Australians in Legal Education, 2001–18
35 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2019 Last revised: 20 Nov 2019
Date Written: October 30, 2019
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
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