Centre for Legal Education

Liz Curran is Associate Professor, Clinical Legal Education and School Research Impact Lead. Liz’s research, evaluation, practice, and academic work leads to policy change, funding for community agencies and developments in good practice. Her work fosters organisational, collective, and individual reflective practice using evidence-based changes in practice to produce positive outcomes in service delivery. She teaches practical legal skills to prepare students for the realities and challenges ahead with a history of positive students’ feedback for her teaching approaches. She has a Graduate Diploma in education, Arts/Law Degree, Masters in Law, Certificate in Conflict Conferencing and Doctor of Juridical Science.

Liz has taught a wide range of legal topics including client interviewing, advocacy skills, negotiation skills, legal ethics and practice management and has considerable experience in clinical legal education.  She routinely conducts professional development for legal practitioners for a range of agencies across Australia and has made a number of submissions on legal education policy

Liz has researched and published widely in access to justice and in clinical legal education.  Her book Better Law for a Better World, published in 2021, includes chapters exploring practical legal education skills and experiential clinical learning including emerging multidisciplinary student clinics, reflective learning and clinical legal education.

You can find out more about Liz’ work here.