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This issue contains six ‘General Articles’ and two ‘Practice Articles’. A decision was made by the journal’s Editorial Committee to change the terminology for the ‘Teaching Notes’ segment to ‘Practice Articles’ which better reflects the nature of the articles in that segment of the journal. All the articles in the Legal Education Review are double blind refereed. The articles in this issue cover some very important topics for academic lawyers and the legal profession. Professor Margaret Thornton examines the challenges for Australian law schools in the context of the knowledge economy. Professor Paula Baron explores the notion of ‘thriving’ within the modern academic workplace. Other authors continue this theme with a discussion of current issues within the legal academy — plagiarism, and the role of theory and social justice values. This issue of the Legal Education Review has involved the efforts of many people, mainly academics, who have volunteered their time and expertise with little thought of reward or recognition. Special thanks needs to go to the Faculty of Law at UTS and Professor David Barker, Samantha McGolrick and their team for the support provided through the ALTA office. Thanks are due to the members of the 2007 Editorial Committee for their work in putting this issue together — Associate Editor Dr Sam Hardy, Business Editor Dr Allan Chay, Dr Nick James, Jacqueline Mackinnon, Associate Professor Lee Godden, and especially our new Production Editor Michelle Sanson. Gratitude is due by both the authors and the editors to our referees who spend many hours of their own time reading and commenting extensively on the papers in order to encourage and support our contributors. Their efforts are always respected and genuinely appreciated. Submissions of articles for inclusion in the 2008 edition (Vol 18) are due by 30th April 2008. There will continue to be one issue in 2008. The Review follows the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, Melbourne University Law Review Association (2nd ed, 2002).

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