Welcome to Blackstone Education, your first stop for issues and activities related to your legal education at UWA.
Education is the primary reason for being at university and Blackstone is there to help you in any way we can. When it comes to education it is important that your rights and concerns are being addressed which is why Blackstone represents law students to the law school faculty, the Guild, and the national Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA). We run initiatives such as Academic Mentoring and publish an academic journal, Onyx to enhance your education. Finally we offer academic support and advocacy whenever you need it, just get in touch! We are also there to make sure students are informed about issues affecting their education. Read about Current Education issues here.
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Sophie van Hattem, Education Vice President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
See below for a better explanation of what we get up to.
Law School Education Committee
Each month, Blackstone President Alex Drake-Brockman and Education Vice President Sophie van Hattem attend the Law School Education Committee meeting. The Education Committee is the peak body in the UWA Law School which deals with issues such as assessment, profiling of grades, core and elective units and many other matters. The Education Committee is the main body through which Blackstone can keep on top of the transition to the JD and have the concerns of students addressed by the faculty.
Monthly Guild Education Council
Blackstone also participates in the monthly Guild Education Council meeting, which is attended by all of the Faculty Societies on campus. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss matters of educational concern, work together to achieve greater gains for students by increasing lobbying power, and also to raise the standard of Faculty Societies by sharing successful strategies and comparing notes on what each has achieved. Each Faculty provides a report detailing the operations of their respective Faculty Society over a given month. To keep informed about everything Blackstone is doing for its student members, please feel free to read the Blackstone Report to the Guild Education Council.
Support and Advocacy Services
If you have any issues with your education please get in touch, we are here to help. Whether it is a complain about a specific lecturer or how a unit is being run, a question about how to structure your degree, a concern about assessment method, an allegation of academic misconduct or an unfair mark, the first step in reaching a solution is by contacting Blackstone. For advice do not hesitate to contact the subcommittee or submit your query to our online Education Inquiry form.