Centre for Legal Education

This Newsletter summarises the Nottingham Law School’s 5th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference on 14th May 2013. Andrea Nollent, Dean of Nottingham Law School, opened the conference by challenging the audience to consider the future of legal education, of law jobs, of training, and of our role in that future, locally, nationally and internationally. Notwithstanding these challenges, there are reasons to be cheerful. In a very competitive market, as a strong provider of legal education, we can drive innovation and change. Even with a backdrop of uncertainty, and rapid and constant change, NLS is well positioned at the forefront of legal education and that will allow us to develop in the market to become who and what we want to be.

Sessions included:

  • John Hodgson on using electronic and audio feedback on students’ work
  • Andrea Nicholson on “Teaching every student: strategies for improving student satisfaction”
  • Jo Boylan-Kemp on the role of mooting in legal education: all students, all subjects, all years
  • Graham Ferris on ethics: what and where to teach
  • Louise Taylor on the importance of enhancing numeracy on the LLB
  • Jane Jarman on the LLB Path to Professional Practice module
  • Pamela Henderson on the SRA’s review of solicitors’ CPD
  • Nick Johnson on pro bono activity