Public Law in the Classroom 2017

On Thursday, 16 February 2017 more than 70 public law teachers from Australia and across the world met to discuss and share teaching practice. The event was co-hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law (UNSW) and the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (University of Adelaide).


  1. The day was presented in three sessions. The first session examined the way in which public law theories and values shape our teaching. The second session showcased cutting edge teaching practices, techniques, and technologies, as well as research into public law teaching. The final session was a panel discussion on the possibilities and challenges presented by the research-teaching nexus in public law.
  2. In addition, there were a number of posters displayed throughout the workshop, which are now available online - 
  3. The buildup
  4. This was the third #publawteach workshop, and there was much anticipation and excitement! For those not able to attend, social media allowed them to join the community.
  5. Except more fun...
  6. The #publawteach community is so sought after, even the private lawyers want to join... (Kate, you are always welcome!)
  7. The day kicked off with a welcome from Associate Professor Sean Brennan, Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, and Professor Alex Reilly, Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit.