Winter 'tasting menu' in Law
While many UTS students left Sydney for warmer climes during the session break, a group of international students opted for a Winter short course at the UTS Law School instead.
The inaugural Law International Winter School ran for two weeks and accepted 15 students from two Chinese Universities.
Designed as a ‘taster’ for international students, the course involved seminars and lectures and covered a range of subjects including Criminal Law, Intellectual Property and the Australian Constitution.
The students visited State Parliament and the Local, District and Supreme Courts to experience Australian law ‘in action’.
Because the course was conducted entirely in English, the students also had the opportunity to practice their language skills.
The feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive. They were very impressed with the teaching skills of the Faculty academics as well as appreciating the chance to voice their opinions and participate in class discussions.
In fact, they wanted more - instead of four hours of class time a day, they suggested five to six hours as well as extra assignments and preparatory reading material.
In general, they were very enthusiastic about the possibilities for future study at UTS.
Dr Grace Li is the Law Faculty’s Head of Internationalisation and says the course is very effective in giving international students a short but intense experience of what UTS Law offers.
We offer the short courses in January and June to introduce the UTS way of teaching and to provide an opportunity for international students, who might be planning their future study overseas, to experience the unique learning environment at UTS Law.
The students' suggestions will be used to structure the future short courses.