Centre for Legal Education

The first CLE conference, The Value of Legal Education, was held on 7-8 February 2014 at Nottingham Trent University.

Further information can be found in the conference programme, conference abstracts and speakers’ profiles.

The conference covered a number of topics relevant to today’s legal education environment. Slides of the presentations are available below:

Alexia Binns: If I’d known then what I know now, a reflection on legal education and training by a young lawyer

Julie Brannan (Solicitors Regulation Authority): A competence statement for solicitors, emerging issues

Jane Ching (NLS): Learning and teaching within the legal services organisation: a collaborative clinic

Nigel Duncan (City University): The future of legal education: professional development and ethics

Graham Ferris (NLS): Do we need to know about our ethics in order to go about teaching ethics?

Jon Harman: Improving learning environments, increasing values

Pamela Henderson (NLS): SRA CPD review

Nigel Hudson: “To Everything, turn, turn turn” Class place v work place learning, a personal and professional journey

Rebecca Huxley-Binns (NLS): The Legal Education Advancement Digital Hub

Yingxiang Long (NLS PhD student): The Value of Teaching Co-Operation as a new legal skill

Judith Welch Wegner (University of North Carolina): The Value(s) of Legal Education

Colin Witcher (Church Court Chambers): The Value of Legal Education

Conference attendees tweeted throughout the day, and you can view their tweets on the storify of the event, kindly produced by Kristoffer Greaves in Australia. There are also a number of photos available of the first CLE conference in action. Subsequently several participants contributed to a special edition of the Nottingham Law Journal.