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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Simulated Clients: A workshop on interdisciplinary learning and teaching in legal education

May 14, 2017

Shameless plug alert…  I’m organising the next workshop in the SLS legal education workshops series, called ‘Simulated Clients: A workshop on interdisciplinary learning and teaching in legal education’.  Friday 2 June, 0950-1600, in the Common Room of the Atkin Building, City Law School, City University, London.   Here’s the flyer, and an extract from it: The […]

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SLS PBL workshop, session 2: Refreshing PBL @ York

May 11, 2017

Post-lunch, Scott Slorach presented two projects.  Project 1: York Pedagogy, a project on programme level outcomes, to be aligned with YLS curriculum refresh.  Scott in interested in Advanced PBL Case Studies: increased complexity of facts, issues and law, and the use of PBL ‘outputs as a stepping stone.  This would be an option as against […]

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SLS workshops: Problem-based learning workshop @ York University Law School

May 10, 2017

At last year’s SLS conference in St Catherine’s College, Oxford Caroline Strevens (Legal Education section convenor) and I discussed having a number of workshops on innovative topics in legal education that bridged the gap between one conference and the next.  Nigel Duncan joined us, then Scott Slorach, and before we knew it, we had a […]

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BILETA 2017 final thoughts: the redress of legal education

April 25, 2017

It was a fine conference, well organised by Anabela Susana Sousa Goncalves and her team at the Universidade do Minho.  I love Portugal.  I was brought up a Catholic, so it seemed perfectly natural to me to put a statue of St Francis holding the infant Jesus above the gantry in the hotel bar – a […]

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BILETA day 2, parallel session 3

April 21, 2017

No summary because I was presenting two papers in this three-paper session.  The first was co-authored with Abhilash Nair, my co-editor of the European Journal of Law and Technology, and Catherine Easton, editor of the European Journal of Current Legal Issues, entitled ‘Legal scholarship and OA publishing: developing radical pathways to free, open models’.  Slides at the slides […]

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BILETA 2017, Parallel session 2

April 21, 2017

This session is titled ‘Technological challenges in educational contexts 1’.  A UK speaker didn’t turn up, so first up, Maria Joao Carapeto, doctoral student, with the intriguing title ‘Memory, peace, development, technology, innovation, interdisciplinary, education, Portuguese-speaking countries’.  She started with the idea of building peace in the Portuguese-speaking (lusophony) countries, eg Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Sao Tome, […]

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