Centre for Legal Education

Guest post from Dr Liz Curran, Australian National University (and Visiting Senior Fellow at NLS)

In June this year, as a Nottingham Trent University Senior Fellow, I facilitated three workshops/roundtables at Nottingham Law School. The overarching themes for the three workshops was around the imperatives for ‘New Approaches to Lawyering’, to better meet the needs of community into the future. Each session had a very different focus and participant group. […]

LETR: 5 years on

Links to Paul Maharg’s blog covering the recent events at the conference in Leeds: LETR conference: Paper session 1 LETR conference: Professional Panel LETR conference: Parallel papers 2

The Legal Education and Training Review – 5 years on

The Legal Education and Training Review produced its final research report on the regulation of professional legal education for England and Wales almost exactly five years ago.  Today, Leeds Beckett University is hosting a conference to consider what has happened since. Paul and Jane from the CLE, together with Professor Julian Webb now of Melbourne […]

Summer events on health justice partnerships, restorative justice and clinical legal education

Building collaborations locally -Applying a health justice partnerships model to law clinics (20th June) This facilitated discussion by Dr Liz Curran of Australian National University will take place from 14.30 to 16.30 with post event informal discussion until 18.30. The event will be of interest to those involved in clinical legal education but also to those […]

The Centre’s first PhD graduate

We were delighted to see Yingxiang (Jo) Long at her Ph D graduation in December.  She began work with us at the beginning of 2013, so has been a fixture of the law school, and a regular attender at Association of Law Teachers and Legal Education Research Network events over several years: making many friends […]

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 […]