How to make surfboards: a checklist for our future graduates

7 September 2018

“What kind of skills do we want our graduates to have?” was the main topic of discussion during a recent staff meeting, which got me thinking.

As the faculty of law, perhaps the “right” answer would entail something along the lines of: “Our graduates need to be capable of arguing logically, writing eloquently, and deciphering complex legal texts while comprehending the legislative intent behind them and their societal implications.”  Not only would such an answer have been rather generic, but it definitely would have been a run-on sentence.

Mark Kawakami

Teacher. Lawyer. Failed comedian. Weekend Researcher.