Why aren’t law students attending lectures anymore?

By Tasha Levy|13 March 2020

In order to address the pervasive concern about a drop in law school student attendance, Liam Elphick and his colleagues undertook an empirical study into the different factors that affect student attendance rates.

The adjunct research fellow at the University of Western Australia Law School joins host Jerome Doraisamy on this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show to share the team’s data gathering process, the extent to which the availability of lecture recordings result in lower class attendance, and other highly ranked factors that affect student attendance rates.

Liam emphasises the importance of continuing to provide students with flexible study options such as lecture recordings, outlines the three potential strategies that law schools can adopt moving forward, and explains the additional resources required to execute a “flipped approach”.

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