Centre for Legal Education

“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?

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 […]

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 […]

CLE conference 2020: call for papers, panels and booking all now open!

Building on the success of previous conferences on Values in Legal Education, Legal Education and Access to Justice and Legal Education, Legal Practice and Technology the Centre for Legal Education at Nottingham Law School is delighted to announce its fourth international conference. We invite participants from the whole range of legal education, research and wellbeing […]

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, […]

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 […]

End of term report March 2016

Plans for a publication based on the 2015 conference are in place with Pamela, Jane J and Nick as editorial committee, with Graham providing consultancy support.  Key criteria for contributions have been established, plus a potential publisher has been identified, as well as chapter authors and a writer for the foreword.  We are currently awaiting […]

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, […]

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 […]

Using SCALE UP in law

Pamela Henderson led the spring Legal Education Group meeting by reporting on the challenges of adapting the SCALE UP model to the legal context. SCALE UP was designed by Bob Beichner in the USA as a response to the comparative passivity of the standard lecture and seminar module as then used in Physics.  As well […]