Office for Learning and Teaching, Innovation and Development Grant (OLT)

Administered by the University of Melbourne, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Marcelle Burns, Larissa Behrendt, Anita Lee Hong Mark McMillan and Asmi Wood (administered by QUT)

    Project Title

    Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program

    Project Summary

    This project will build Indigenous cultural competency in legal academics through the development and delivery of a program for embedding Indigenous knowledges in legal education. The project will operationalise Indigenous knowledges to build cultural competency as identified in recommendations of the Behrendt Review, Universities Australia's National Best Practice Framework for Indigenous Cultural Competency (2011) and Guiding Principles for Developing Indigenous Cultural Competency in Australian Universities (2011). The project will create an Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program which will be developed, piloted and evaluated across four universities. Project deliverables include a framework and set of principles for embedding ICC in legal education, and a professional development module and teaching resources to facilitate implementation of Indigenous cultural competency in legal curriculum.

    Commencement Year

    2015

    Funding

    $299,000

    Investigators

    Ms Marcelle Burns (Queensland University of Technology)
    Professor Larissa Behrendt (University of Technology, Sydney)
    Professor Anita Lee Hong (Queensland University of Technology)
    Dr Mark McMillan
    Dr Asmi Wood (Australian National University)

    Administering Organisation

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Chi Baik, Wendy Larcombe, Johanna Wyn, Lee Allen, Richard James, Matthew Brett and Rachel Field (administered by Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne)

    Project Title

    Investor-state Dispute Settlement

    Project Summary

    This project will evaluate the economic and legal risks associated with the Australian Government's current policy on investor-state dispute settlement through multidisciplinary research, namely econometric modeling, empirical research through stakeholder surveys and interviews, as well as critical analysis of case law, treaties and regulatory approaches. The aim of this project is to identify optimal methods of investor-state dispute prevention, avoidance and resolution that efficiently cater to inbound and outbound investors as well as Australia as a whole. The goal is to promote a positive climate for investment inflows and outflows, while maintaining Australia's ability to take sovereign decisions on matters of public policy.

    Commencement Year

    2014

    Funding

    $260,000

    Chief Investigators

    Professor Leon Trakman (University of New South Wales)
    Professor Luke Nottage (University of Sydney)
    Associate Professor J├╝rgen Kurtz
    Dr Shiro Armstrong (Australian National University)

    Administering Organisation

    Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne