UNSW puts focus on Indigenous under-representation in law | Law

UNSW puts focus on Indigenous under-representation in law

Professor David Dixon speaks to Lawyers Weekly (9 September 2015) about Indigenous under-representation in law.

"I think that the problem is very well-known, which is the under-representation of Indigenous people in the legal profession," he says.

“One of the key things that we're trying to do is integrate Indigenous perspectives into all of our courses where it’s appropriate, so that our curriculum has got a stream running through it with a focus on Indigenous legal issues.”

Prof Dixon believes “it’s everybody’s business” and that the aim is for all UNSW Law graduates to have good knowledge about Indigenous legal issues.

“It's not just put in a little box as being 'this is Indigenous law over here', but it's seen as something that is mainstream – I think that's a really important part of it.”

“What we're trying to do is to show a bit of leadership among the academic community by doing something which we hope will help to deal with the problem,” adds Prof Dixon.

Read the full article here.