Centre for Legal Education

Northumbria University and Nottingham Trent University held a successful Modern Law Review Seminar event on 17 June at Northumbria: ‘Revisiting Pressing Problems in the Law: What is the Law School for? 20 Years on’.

The seminar was opened by Victoria Roper and Rachel Dunn and closed by Graham Ferris. Plenary speakers Professor Paul Maharg and Professor Margaret Thornton gave an international perspective on the Law School (Paul is currently Distinguished Professor of Practice – Legal Education at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Ontario and Margaret is currently Emeritus Professor of Law and ANU Public Policy Fellow at Australia National University). The third plenary speaker Dr Steven Vaughan is a Senior Lecturer at University College London. Graham Ferris delivered a paper in the afternoon parallel session: ‘The law degree and the democratic citizen’.

It is hoped to publish a collection of papers derived from the seminar but, in the meantime, you can see the live blog from the seminar on Twitter (#20yrson) at @paulmaharg and also at paulmaharg.com