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“It's the vibe”: Fostering student collaborative learning in constitutional law in Australia

Israel, M.ORCID: 0000-0002-1263-8699, Handsley, E. and Davis, G. (2004) “It's the vibe”: Fostering student collaborative learning in constitutional law in Australia. The Law Teacher, 38 (1). pp. 1-26.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2004.9993141
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Abstract

"It's the Constitution, it's Mabo . . . it's the vibe", so goes one of the most memorable lines of dialogue from Rob Sitch's 1997 Oz film cult hit, The Castle. Now a hook of Australian popular culture as well as that nation's legal consciousness, this phrase had been repeated, just as feebly, by scores of flummoxed law students from Toowomba to Tasmania grasping at constitutional straws in public law exams or essays, as it was in the film by the character of fly-by-night solicitor, Dennis DeNuto . . . (who) utters these immortal words before the Federal Court.2

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Sweet and Maxwell Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/48767
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