I’m generally involved in two different types of projects – writing projects, and research & design projects. The two often converge of course, but current projects are outlined separately in more detail below.
Affect and Legal Education: Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law is the first book in the series, and will be published November 2011 (co-edited with Caroline Maughan).
Beyond Text, vol 1: The Arts and the Legal Academy (Ashgate Publishing)
Co-edited collection stemming from the Beyond Text AHRC project at the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law, and co-edited with Zenon Bankowski and Maksymilian del Mar, who were the key project personnel at Edinburgh. The edition arises from workshops hosted by Bankowski & del Mar at Edinburgh.
Research Companion to Legal Education (Ashgate Publishing)
Edited collection currently being negotiated with Ashgate Publishing. Co-editors, Richard Johnston (Griffith U), and Elizabeth Mertz (Wisonsin-Madison U & the American Bar Foundation).
Genealogies of Legal Education
A monograph that’s on the stocks, due for completion 2013. Further information at the end of the summer.
Research & Design projects
Legal Education & Training Review (LETR)
I’m part of the research team in LETR, which was commissioned to review legal education and its regulation in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Institute of Legal Executives Professional Standards (IPS). Other core members are Julian Webb (leading — the research team is gathered under the aegis of UKCLE), Avrom Sherr and Jane Ching. Our remit is to look at the changes that are shaping the legal services market in the wake of the Legal Services Act 2007, and assess their implications for future legal education and training needs.
Australian National University (ANU) curriculum design projects
As Visiting Adjunct Professor to the Legal Workshop at ANU, I’m involved in different aspects of curriculum development there, including a Standardized Client project and the production and use of four SIMPLE simulations on the Graduate Diploma in Law.
SIMPLE web book
Both a design project and a book. Basically a web book that demonstrates and analyzes how online simulation can be used by professional groupings such as lawyers, accountants, architects, social workers and many others. Currently seeking funding to set up a publishing team to create a Creative Commons licensed book as an OER.
Standardized Client & SIMPLE project (@ University of New Hampshire)
Karen and Barton and I have been involved in this for a couple of years now, ever since I was introduced to John Garvey by Clark Cunningham at Clark’s conference on the Carnegie Report at Georgia State College of Law back in 2008. The project, being carried out in two stages, really fuses two simulation techniques, namely Standardized Clients (SCs) and SIMPLE: face-to-face and digital sims. For literature on the project, see:
Garvey, J., Maharg, P. (2010) Standardized Clients and SIMPLE (SIMulated Professional Learning Environment): learning professionalism through simulated practice, Future Ed 2 Conference, Harvard Law School, October 2010.
Updated paper, Future Ed 3 Conference, New York Law School, April 2011.
Garvey, J.B. (2010). New Hampshire’s Performance-Based Variant of the Bar Examination: The Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program Moves Beyond the Pilot Phase. 14 The Bar Examiner 13
Garvey, J.B. Zinkin, A.F. (2009) Making Law Students Client- Ready: A New Model in Legal Education. 1 Duke Forum for Law & Social Change 101
Barton, K., Garvey, J., Maharg, P. (2012, forthcoming). ‘You are here’: learning law, practice and professionalism in the Academy. Forthcoming, Beyond Text, vol 1. The Arts and the Legal Academy, co-edited by Zenon Bankowski, Maksymilian del Mar, Paul Maharg, Ashgate Publishing.
Maharg, P. (2012, forthcoming). ‘Associated life’: democratic professionalism and the moral imagination. In Beyond Text, vol 2: The Moral Imagination, co-edited by Zenon Bankowski and Maksymilian del Mar, Ashgate Publishing.
iLEGALL (iPads and Legal Learning)
This is a pilot project in an elective module on the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University. Partners involved at present include the Law Society of Ireland and Glamorgan University. We (Jonathan Bainbridge, project lead, Rebecca Mitchell, NU) are designing a module built around simulation and online resources that is hosted on the iPad2. The project is iterative, with resources being layered year on year within the mobile environment. We are funded by BILETA (£3,000), Northumbria Law School (£3,000), and a Teaching Development Grant from the Higher Education Academy (£7,000). Brief paper can be found here.