suchasthedeliveryofIndigenousperspectivesandcontentvia film,music,roleplaysandartisnecessary.Theseextrinsicelements cancomplementface-to-faceteaching. Thecontentofthismaterial canbeusedtoshowlinkstothecommonlawforpurposessuch assavingevidence(undertheUniformEvidence Act),27 andcan simultaneously be used to teach aspects both of the common law as well as Indigenous ‘law and culture’.28
Forstrongculturalreasons,whicharepractisedintheteaching of the classes, lectures are not recorded and footage is only used in class(asopposedtobeingavailable onthe classwebsite)andonly when the permission of the traditional owners has been obtained for the useof this material asa teaching aide. It isalso used within the cultural protocol limits of each separate community. For simplicity andconsistency,otherculturalprotocolsareextendedevenwhennot strictlynecessary.Forexample,notallIndigenousculturesavoidthe useofthenameofarecentlydeceasedperson,butthisculturalnorm is practised in class as far as possible — for example using popular casenamestorefertocasesthatintheofficial recordbearthename of a deceased Indigenous party. IVTHEANUAPPROACHTOPROMOTINGICC In2010,aspartofits50th yearcelebrations,thenDeanCoper invitedaninternationalpanelofeminentlawyersandlegaleducators (‘thepanel’)toaudittheLawSchool.29Thepanel,whilerecognising theCollege’s‘valuableinitiatives’withrespecttoIndigenousmatters, suchasthe retention andsuccessfulgraduation ofIndigenouslaw students,30 highlighted the absence of a law unit on ‘Indigenous peoplesandthelaw’as‘troubling’,particularlygiventheANU’s position as the national university and the Law School’s own deep commitmentsocialjusticeissues.31 Thisspecificrecommendation, coupledwithcallsforthebroaderinclusionofIndigenousknowledges intheprofessionsbyfiguressuchasProfessorLarissaBehrendt, a renowned Indigenous lawyer and legal academic, prompted the Law School to respond positively and introduce the Indigenous Australians and the Law as a unit in the Bachelor of Laws.
The ANU’spolicyofresearch-ledteachingmeansthatsubjects aretaughtbystaffresearchinginthefield.Thus,incorporating
27 Native Title Act (1998) (Cth) s 82 (1); Members of Yorta Yorta Aboriginal