Centre for Legal Education

Final post on the NLS client interviewing competition 2017/18

The client interviewing competition 2017/18 has now been concluded. The standard of student performance has been very high this year and made decision making for the judges very difficult. The final took place on 15 November 2017 in the Legal Advice Centre. The student teams were judged by Faye Deverell (senior supervising solicitor Nottingham Law […]

More on the NLS Client Interviewing Competition 2017/2018

The client interviewing competition continued with a training session taking place on Tuesday 17 October. Student competitors were briefed to access online materials to observe a series of interviews prior to the meeting in order to understand the broad concept of the interview and to model good practice. My focus for the training is to […]

NLS Client Interviewing Competition 2017/18

The interviewing competition for NLS students has now commenced for 2017. An excellent opportunity for students to improve employability skills for law and non-legal professions. We are using our experience and expertise to train  students in order to  give them confidence in their own abilities to communicate effectively and with the necessary compassion and understanding […]

Centre for Legal Education Conference 2017

We’ve just emerged from our highly successful third conference (and celebration of our fifth anniversary).  Many new friends and innovative ideas on technology and legal education, with tweets at #NLSCLEC17 and Paul and Pamela’s famous live blogging now available here.  Here is the delegate pack containing the abstracts and the full report can be found […]

Simulated Clients

How the experiences of medical professional education can help the development of young legal professionals In terms of professional development, it is often a good idea to turn one’s head to the professions of others to see if lessons can be learned and practice developed that may lead or enhance what we have now. The […]

End of term December 2016

The Centre now boasts three Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (Janine, Paul, Jane C) and we were delighted to hear that Matthew has been awarded the very prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in the last round.  Congratulations to Matthew! We were delighted, throughout the autumn, to welcome our visiting scholar from Australian National University, […]

“Point less” CPD: capability, competence and reflection

Do changes to the SRA’s CPD system for solicitors and solicitors’ firms mean that you go on as before, or that you no longer have to do anything?
If not, what can firms and individuals do to make the transition as effective and painless as possible?

Improving Access to Justice : Health Justice Partnerships

Access to justice is increasingly significant as public funding of legal services is reduced. Research has consistently shown that huge numbers of those with multiple legal problems do not access effective legal help. On Monday 22nd November we were delighted to play host to a fascinating and uplifting research seminar given by our visiting scholar, […]

SRA Workplace Experience Project

Professor Jane Ching and Pamela Henderson were recently commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to work alongside their own research team to explore the pre-qualification workplace experiences of individuals who may wish to become solicitors.  The report, which forms part of the SRA’s Training for Tomorrow project, has now been published and can be found […]

CLE conference 2017 and fifth anniversary: programme now available

Nottingham Law School, Centre for Legal Education Conference 16-17 June 2017 LEGAL EDUCATION, LEGAL PRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY Overview Building on the success of previous conferences on Values in Legal Education and Legal Education and Access to Justice, the Centre for Legal Education at Nottingham Law School is delighted to announce its third biennial conference and […]