Centre for Legal Education

Cross-Examination on Trial: Practitioners’ Perspectives and Debates

Professor John Jackson, Professor of Comparative Criminal Law & Procedure at University of Nottingham, and Professor Jonathan Doak, Associate Dean for Research at Nottingham Law School, discuss developments in cross-examination on trial: Much attention has been given to the rise in the use of video technology in the courts brought about by the Covid pandemic. […]

Freely available educational comic to address misogynistic harassment of women and girls

Dr. Loretta Trickett, Associate Professor at Nottingham Law School, describes her recent innovative work in the field of misogynistic harassment of women and girls: We are multi-disciplinary researchers working at University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University who have been investigating misogyny hate crime for several years. We have trailblazed an educational resource based on […]

‘Integrating Sustainable Development Awareness in Intellectual Property Law Education’: a new publication by Associate Professor Denoncourt

Intellectual property education leading to a solid understanding and competent use of IP rights is imperative for unlocking innovation and accelerating diffusion processes to shape sustainability transitions on a global scale. Integrating sustainability awareness into the IP law education is highly relevant to the current higher education landscape. As a specialized agency of the United […]

Call for Papers! CLE Conference 2022: Community, Creativity and Culture in Legal Education

The Centre for Legal Education at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, is pleased to announce its fifth international conference.  The conference will be held largely online, with two sessions a day on 13th – 16th June 2022 and, we anticipate, a blended online/face to face session on 17th June. We invite participants from the whole range of legal […]

Better Law for a Better World booklaunch: 29th April 2021

The school was delighted to host the book launch for Dr Liz Curran’s innovative new publication Better Law for a Better World: New Approaches to Law Practice and Education (Routledge).  The text is designed for law students, legal educators and practitioners and covers both theoretical and highly practical ways in which legal practice and legal […]

Legal Advice Centre Student Volunteers Present at International Clinical Legal Education Workshop

By Molly Brown and Saadia Bacchus Law students at Nottingham Trent University have the opportunity to volunteer within the Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre (LAC). It is an award-winning firm, with the most recent awards Winner of ABS (Alternative Business Structure) of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2020 and Nottinghamshire Law Society’s […]

Talking about your own experiences and values is vital to wellbeing

Helen Taylor, Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, continues her series of articles on the integration of professional identity in professional skills courses: Quite a step from Point Break from my last post but this week I have been reminded of the quotation from John Updike “celebrity is a mask that eats into the face”. […]

Desperately seeking Johnny Utah…

In the third of a series of posts on the challenges of designing vocational skills training during a pandemic, Helen Taylor (Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School) discusses the skill of staying positive in challenging situations: In the Christmas break, I caught up with a film I had not seen in a long time…Point Break. […]

Team working/digital literacy – win/win or lose/lose?

In the second of a series of articles, Helen Taylor (Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School) discusses some of the challenges of team working in an online learning environment. The move to an online synchronous module from a face to face teaching module (using SCALE Up methodologies) at a breakneck speed in a global pandemic […]

NLS Client Interviewing Competition

On Friday 11 December 2020, Joreen Richardson and Becky Hankin were crowned winners of this year’s Nottingham Law School Client Interviewing Competition.  Megan Shirley (NLS Lecturer) was joined by two guest judges in the Final; Julie Higginbottom (NLS Pastoral Advisor) and Oliver Maxwell (Senior Solicitor from Nelsons).     This year the competition was run online […]