Centre for Legal Education

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 […]

Emotions and the Law (1)

The issue of emotions and the law has been subject to a fair amount of analysis, and there are two aspects to this I will address in two blogs. First, we need to acknowledge the role of emotions in the law, which then leads on the need to reflect this in legal education. This blog […]

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, […]

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 […]

Stop Press on 2020 conference: Impact and Wellbeing

We have a really exciting set of panels and papers for the conference scheduled for 19th-20th June here in Nottingham, with contributions from many parts of the world.  We are delighted to have Rachel Spearing, co-founder and chair of the Wellbeing at the Bar project as one of our keynote speakers and Dr Liz Curran, […]