Centre for Legal Education

Happy tenth anniversary to us!

The formal launch of the Centre for Legal Education was in May 2012.  Back when COVID and SQE were just random sets of letters you might pull out of the Scrabble bag.  When the Legal Education and Training Review investigation had just started.  So we are delighted to find that we have grown up and […]

Launch of the Law Teacher’s special edition on Legal Education for Wellbeing: Design, Delivery and Evaluation

This will take place on 4th April, online at 4pm (UK time). Chaired by Emma Jones and Caroline Strevens (co-guest editors). Speakers will include Chris Ashford and Jess Guth (The Law Teacher Editors) and special edition authors Ursula Cheer, Michael Fay, Graham Ferris, Hannah Gibbon-Jones, Nigel Jones, Anne Macduff (pre-recorded video), Yvonne Skipper, Alison Turnbull, […]

Judith Welch Wegner (1950-2021)

We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Professor Welch Wegner, a member of our international advisory group.  We first met Judith as the inspiring keynote speaker at our first international conference and have such fond memories of her.  We were honoured to have known her and to have been inspired by her. […]

Legal Education Development Initiative in Egypt

Guest post by Judge Taher Aboueleid, member of the CLE international advisory committee In a long journey studying law in Europe since 2012, from Turin in Italy to Frankfurt, Brussels, The Hague and beyond.  I have been lucky to learn and gain such a great experience in some western European legal institutions. The experience of […]

Law Students Wellbeing and Vulnerability

Graham Ferris recently had a paper published on alternatives to approaching law-student wellbeing. Here is the abstract and a link to the full paper: There is compelling evidence that law students in the UK, USA, and Australia are subject to low levels of wellbeing. There is also compelling evidence that university students in the UK […]

Pathways to Empowerment

Dr Liz Curran, Research Impact Lead at Nottingham Law School, discusses ‘Pathways to Empowerment’: On Thursday 28 November 2021 a research evaluation report entitled Pathways to Empowerment recently authored by myself and my former colleague, Pamela Taylor-Barnett at ANU was launched on Zoom. It was commissioned by the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service and funded […]

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 […]