Better Law for a Better World: New Approaches to Law Practice and Education will be released in April 2021 by Routledge UK (Taylor & Francis Group). Buy the book here.
The book launch will include an Acknowledgement to Country, a guest speaker and a brief introduction by the author Dr Liz Curran, Research Impact Lead for Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, Quality, Improvement and Impact Lead at Social Security Rights Victoria and ANU Honorary Associate Professor. Dean of ANU College of Law Professor Sally Wheeler OBE will faciliate this session.
How as a society can we find ways of ensuring the people who are the most vulnerable or have little voice can avail themselves of the protection in law to improve their social, cultural, health and economic outcomes as befits civilised society? Better Law for a Better World answers this question by looking at research, innovative practices and developments emerging within law practice and education and shares the skills and techniques that could lead to confidence in the law and its ability to respond.
Using recent research from Australia, practice initiatives and information, the book breaks down ways for law students, legal educators and law practitioners (including judicial officers, law administrators, legislators and policy makers) to enhance access to justice and improve outcomes through new approaches to lawyering. It is a book relevant not just to the legal profession but decision-makers, multiple professional disciplines (health and social) and the general public as it addresses issues of democracy, citizenship and the rule of law.