CLE conference, day 2, session 1

June 17, 2017

First up today, Lisa Davies, on ‘Law PORT: an online training initiative to improve the legal information literacy skills of PhD researchers across the UK.’  Lisa is a law librarian from IALS.  She introduced what IALS Library does, including the roadshows.  To expand reach, their latest initiative is Law PORT – postgrad online research training. […]

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Keynote 2: Technology makes you a better lawyer, not a techie

June 16, 2017

Second keynote, this time from Ludwig Bull, a student from Cambridge (when did you last attend a legal ed conference, or indeed any conference, where a student presents…?).  Avid readers of my blog will remember that I’ve already posted on his achievements.  He started his keynote with a 3-D model of citations of Donoghue vs […]

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CLE Conference, session 2

June 16, 2017

The first parallel session and I’m blogging Janice Denoncourt from NLS on ‘Interdisciplinary legal education: embedding IP law in Business programmes’.  Janice has already been published on the subject but she adapts her interdisciplinary approaches very neatly for legal education. Janice is talking about IP law and legal education, and argues that law schools need […]

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Centre for Legal Education (CLE) Conference, Nottingham Law School, Notts Trent University, session 1

June 16, 2017

At the kind behest of Pamela Henderson, my colleague at NLS, I’ve joined the CLE blog as guest speaker and will be liveblogging the conference at that blog and also here.  I’m a part-time professor at NLS, and a member of the CLE, which does fine research work in legal education.  The conference has speakers […]

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Simulated client, final session – ahead of whose curve?

June 6, 2017

So where do we want to take the SCI from here?  That was a key question for us at the final session of the day.  It was observed that however successful the method might be demonstrated to be, there will be some staff and some students who simply will not want to engage.  That’s understandable […]

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Session 7: SCs and professional development for lawyers

June 3, 2017

My computer was in use for the earlier sessions, so couldn’t liveblog those sessions.  But here’s the computer now, and here’s Rory O’Boyle and Freda Grealy discussing what they do with SCs in the Law Society of Ireland, in the professional training of practitioners.  I trained their clients back in 2012, and they’ve gone on […]

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SCI session 1: Roger Kneebone

June 2, 2017

Roger began with his experience, as a trauma surgeon and a family practitioner.  He gave an interesting view of medical practitioners as concerned with process and procedure, eg consultations as process, where consultations could be analysed via simulations – hence simulated patients.  Here he shifted laterally to frames and kinship.  Medicine is a frame where […]

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Simulated Client Workshop, London, 2.6.17

June 2, 2017

It’s the Simulated Client (SC) workshop today, which I previewed here.  Some great sessions planned, lots of interactivity over lunch, and more thereafter.  We kick off with a plenary from Roger Kneebone, who I met at the National Teaching Fellow dinner back in 2011 purely by chance, and found we shared an enthusiasm for simulation […]

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From ANU College of Law to Osgoode Hall Law School…

May 23, 2017

I’ve moved post, from ANU College of Law in Canberra to Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto, and I’m now in Toronto about to start my first week at Osgoode on Keele Campus and at Osgoode Professional Development (OPD) in downtown Toronto.  Really looking forward to starting.  Osgoode is a great law school, […]

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Libraries, boats and legal education

May 23, 2017

My favourite library on ANU campus is the Menzies Library, named for the Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Gordon Menzies who laid the foundation stone, and which holds collections in Asia Pacific and Far East – history, anthropology, politics and international relations, literature and language, religion and philosophy.  It’s a heritage-listed building and rightly so. […]

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