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Public Law in the Classroom Teaching Workshop

On Thursday 12 February 2015, the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW and the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide, hosted the ‘Public Law in the Classroom’ workshop. This was the first in what will become an annual event on public law teaching research and practice. Seventy-five public law teachers […]

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Engaging Students in Large Public Law Lectures

PLPRU member Dr Matthew Stubbs has recently published a review of his use of mobile phone voting to engage students in large lectures for his first-year course Principles of Public Law. The abstract of the paper is: This article reports on an action-research project designed to investigate the effect of a technological intervention on the […]

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What makes law ‘public’?

Convenor of the Public Law Research Community at the Adelaide Law School, Dr Gabrielle Appleby attempts to answer the question of what makes law ‘public’? As the convener of the Public Law Research Community I have often been asked what is ‘public law’. My response is that I have always thought of public law broadly, […]

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What is meant by the terms Public and Private law?

Associate Professor John Gava queries the dichotomy of public and private law. How does it complicate, or limit, our thinking about the law?  What does it achieve? Nothing in this comment is motivated by a desire to change anything or respond to anything or to critique anything. I’m simply curious about something that has puzzled me since I’ve arrived […]

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Welcome to the Public Law Research Community

Research and scholarship in public law is a fundamental facet of healthy, democratic government. A defining feature of public law is the conflict between many of its foundational values. Here in Australia we expect the government to be powerful enough to intervene and facilitate ‘the good life’ for all members of our community, and yet […]

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