Centre for Legal Education

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 […]

Student Competitions move online for 2020

The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution recently ran a very successful negotiation competition for all students of Nottingham Law School using Microsoft Teams.  Training was provided to the students via the platform and live competition rounds took place via its meeting format.  The internal competition was a precursor for national negotiation competitions and the ICC International Medication competition, […]

Update on CLECON 2020

Jane Ching, Professor of Professional Legal Education at Nottingham Law School and Director of the Centre for Legal Education, with an update on CLECON 2020: On 11th December we held a follow up from our successful online conference in June 2020 on Impact and Wellbeing. Doing so online, with our new-found confidence in online meetings, […]

Learning design in the face of a global pandemic

Helen Taylor, a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, shares her thoughts on learning design in the face of a global pandemic. Writing a new module at any time is hard. Alignment of the module outcomes to the teaching materials and the assessment is vital but seems to take me a lot of time. Perhaps, […]

The SQE and ethics: STAR lite?

Professors Jane Jarman and Jane Ching recently had an article published on Legal Futures regarding the SRA Standards and Regulations 2019 (‘the STARs’) and how they will be treated in the SQE. You can read the article by clicking on this link: The SQE and ethics: STAR lite?