About Chantal Morton

I am currently a lecturer in legal writing and academic skills at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  I also design and deliver workshops and resources on aspects of professional development including ethics, effective mentoring and teamwork.

My teaching experience includes:

  • workshops on legal writing, academic skills, and teamwork for the JD, Masters and PhD courses at Melbourne Law School;
  • seminars on “ethical lawyering in a global community”, “law and poverty” and “law, gender and equality” at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University;
  • “professional responsibility” in the International Lawyers Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law;
  • 2 years as the Academic Director of Parkdale Community Legal Services, Osgoode Hall Law School.

My experience in professional development includes:

  • 2 years working with law firms on workshops relating to ethics and professionalism, and effective mentoring; and
  • 8 years as Director of Career Services at Osgoode Hall Law School.

My ten years of professional experience in the learning environment includes:

  • development of course syllabi and supporting materials;
  • delivery of large group lectures with interactive exercises;
  • facilitation of small group discussions and seminars;
  • development of sessions and materials on subjects including legal research, legal ethics and professionalism, effective mentor programs and career development;
  • individual coaching and debriefs.