Centre for Legal Education

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, […]

Guest post from Dr Liz Curran, Australian National University (and Visiting Senior Fellow at NLS)

In June this year, as a Nottingham Trent University Senior Fellow, I facilitated three workshops/roundtables at Nottingham Law School. The overarching themes for the three workshops was around the imperatives for ‘New Approaches to Lawyering’, to better meet the needs of community into the future. Each session had a very different focus and participant group. […]

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 […]

LETR: 5 years on

Links to Paul Maharg’s blog covering the recent events at the conference in Leeds: LETR conference: Paper session 1 LETR conference: Professional Panel LETR conference: Parallel papers 2

NLS Client Interviewing Competition 2017/18

The interviewing competition for NLS students has now commenced for 2017. An excellent opportunity for students to improve employability skills for law and non-legal professions. We are using our experience and expertise to train  students in order to  give them confidence in their own abilities to communicate effectively and with the necessary compassion and understanding […]

Publication of NLJ 2018 Vol.1 Special Intellectual Property Law Education Edition

Volume 27(1) of the Nottingham Law Journal 2018 is edited by Dr Janice Denoncourt and features thematically linked articles in support of intellectual property (IP) law education and research.  Dr Sabine Jacques (University of East Anglia) explores the use of gamification in IP law education.  Peter van Dongen (Netherlands Patent Office) and Joe Sekhon (University […]

Publication of Nottingham Law Journal 2018 Special Legal Education Edition

In 2015, a special edition of the Nottingham Law Journal celebrated the outputs of our 2014 international conference, Value of Legal Education. We are delighted to continue this tradition in the newly published Volume 27(2).  This is guest edited by Pamela Henderson and our Visiting Professor, Pat Leighton, provided the editorial. Contributions from the UK, […]

Save the date! NLS Centre for Advocacy, Friday 28 June 2019

Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 Years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 Nottingham Law School will host the third “International Advocacy Conference” on 28 June 2019. The Conference will bring together advocates, judges and academics from different jurisdictions and across disciplines to discuss and share best practice in the training of […]

The Legal Education and Training Review – 5 years on

The Legal Education and Training Review produced its final research report on the regulation of professional legal education for England and Wales almost exactly five years ago.  Today, Leeds Beckett University is hosting a conference to consider what has happened since. Paul and Jane from the CLE, together with Professor Julian Webb now of Melbourne […]