Principles in research and scholarship

Principles in research and scholarship

Legal Professional Practice

The College will promote research and scholarship that study:

  • The structures, processes, dynamics, demographics and sociology of the legal profession 
  • The legislative and other structures by which the legal profession is regulated and governed as well as the development of social and legislative policy with respect to the legal services marketplace
  • Best practice trends in the design and delivery of legal services as well as developing fields of legal practice and their impact on legal service consumers and communities


Wherever appropriate we also convert this research and scholarship into materials for teaching and learning in both award and non-award programs.

Legal Education Best Practice

The College will promote research and scholarship that study:

  • How education standards for legal professionals are authoritatively defined – including definitions of practice standards in specialist areas, law firm management standards and standards in education technology  
  • The theory and practice of ongoing  professional education as it applies to the legal profession, how lawyers and other professionals learn, how other institutions achieve their teaching and learning objectives, how to translate legal learning into practice competencies – and how to match learning strategies and technologies to objectives
  • Regulation and governance of higher education systems, the law school sector and this impact on the education of legal practitioners and the quality of legal service outcomes

Professional Legal Ethics

The College will promote research and scholarship that study:

  • Ethical frameworks for professional competency standards and the legal learning necessary to achieve them
  • Trends in debate among the public and profession about lawyer ethics
  • Comparative ethical frameworks
  • Corporate social responsibility as a core dynamic of the legal profession