Centre for Legal Education

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 […]

Land Registration politics and law reform

Nottingham Law School is planning to respond to two consultations concerned with land registration. One is the concerned with a proposal to sell the Land Registry services to a private company, and the other is to update the Land Registration Act 2002. Land registration is a vital part of our land law. When it works […]

Do we know how our undergraduates are doing?

We are trying to gauge the wellbeing or distress of our undergraduates in law and another subject area in academic year 2016-17. Certainly we know that there are high levels of distress amongst young people in the UK, distress that is putting pressure on NHS mental health services for children and young people. We know […]

End of term June 2016

As last time, a lot to report! Pamela has received the NTU Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for 2015/16.  John received the Association of Law Teachers Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Legal Education. Louise is completing her TILT sabbatical on portfolio assessment. Paul was confirmed as Visiting Professor for a second term, University of Hong Kong […]