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Building Career Readiness for Criminal Law Practice: The Adelaide Law School Experience

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This chapter looks to the example of a compulsory Criminal Law course offered in South Australia to demonstrate a method for integrating career readiness skills into core curriculum. It argues the appropriateness of criminal law as a vehicle for career readiness, explains the integration of career readiness into this course through simulated case files, and discusses the benefits and challenges that this form of curriculum presents. Whilst criminal procedures vary across the world, the fundamental processes and issues for prosecuting and representing criminal defendants do transcend jurisdictional differences, making the model used here highly relevant to other jurisdictions.

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    Christian Haebich, Principal, Haebich Law, www.haebichlaw.com.au. (The lawyer has 10 years’ experience as a sessional teacher in the law school and has been involved in curriculum development in other law courses.)

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Toole, K. (2019). Building Career Readiness for Criminal Law Practice: The Adelaide Law School Experience. In: Diver, A. (eds) Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26342-3_31

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