Centre for Legal Education

A Workshop on Vulnerability and the Organisation of Academic Labour: 25-26 October 2019 Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Law School, in conjunction with Emory University, will host the Vulnerability and the Organisation of Academic Labour Conference on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October 2019 at Nottingham Trent University. Vulnerability, which arises from the fact that we are embodied beings, is the universal human condition. While this insight is important to understand how human […]

Centre for Legal Education Conference 2020

The next Centre for Legal Education Conference will take place in June 2020 in Nottingham. The theme is ‘Impact and Wellbeing’ and we want your ideas to inform the conference. We’re, therefore, running an open competition to decide the theme for a plenary panel which will take place during the conference (see link below). panel […]

CLE 2020 conference – COVID-19

As a result of the current emergency, NTU will be moving to online course delivery next week and colleagues are encouraged to work at home as far as possible.  It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the live CLE conference in June.  We cannot place at risk the wellbeing of […]

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, […]

Failing the Test: A critique of the SRA reports on the initial pilot of SQE1

In July, the SRA published two reports on the initial pilot of SQE1. John Hodgson, Associate Professor at Nottingham Law School, together with colleagues from Northumbria University and University of Portsmouth, produced a critique of these reports which was published in the Law Society Gazette. You can read the analysis from John and his colleagues […]

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. […]

Health Justice Partnership in Legal Education? by Mitzie Williams

On June 07, 2019 several members from the Centre for Legal Education, NLS along with other legal professionals, convened to discuss Health Justice Partnership in Legal Education. Collaboration, especially between social workers and lawyers was emphasized as a more holistic approach in meeting the growing complexities of legal challenges, which confront us in some of […]

Intellectual Property, Finance and Corporate Governance (1st ed. 12 April 2018) by Dr Janice Denoncourt

The Law Teacher has reviewed CLE member Dr Janice Denoncourt’s book Intellectual Property, Finance and Corporate Governance (1st ed. 12 April 2018) recommending it as a valuable and authoritative learning resource for teaching intellectual property (IP) law and management.   There is now a go-to text to improve our understanding of finance and corporate governance when introducing students to these […]

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 […]

Law schools, the SQE and technology

Many legal education providers and would-be providers are grappling with how to respond to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). How they will respond will depend upon many things, including their ‘traditional’ market, their staff base, and their institutional structures to name but a few. This guest post by Matthew J. Homewood, head of department at […]