Learning in Law Annual Conference 2007
4-5 January 2007, University of Warwick
The Learning in Law Annual Conference is a two day celebration of legal education combining the academic and the professional by bringing together two former events – the Learning in Law Initiative or LILI Conference and the Vocational Teachers Forum.
Learning in Law Annual Conference 2007 was held on 4-5 January at the University of Warwick. It was an opportunity for all those engaged in legal education in the UK and internationally to present research and share good practice in a forum that both inspired and created excellence in teaching and learning.
Our keynote speakers were Harry Arthurs (Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada) and Peter Williams (Quality Assurance Agency) – see the keynote speakers page for more and read Harry’s paper on Learning law in a global era.
- (De-)Constructing the global law school – explored how globalisation is shaping the curriculum, the Bologna process and education for sustainability
- Creativity in the law curriculum – approaches described include peer assisted learning, using a wiki and ‘teaching without talking’
- Making good lawyers – making lawyers good – focused on conceptions of ethics and alternative approaches to delivering the law curriculum
- Is legal education working? – a roundup of teaching and learning methods, including using portofolios, personal development planning and reflective practice
- Engaging students – a look at methods of keeping students engaged, ranging from recruitment issues to student-centred learning and giving feedback
- Clinical legal education stream
Papers from parallel sessions
- E-portfolios in the professions: experiences from law, medicine and veterinary medicine – Patricia McKellar (UKCLE) et al
- Education for sustainability: do we have a choice? – Hugh Brayne (consultant) and Tracey Varnava (UKCLE)
- Introducing clinics in Olomouc: the application of common law clinical models in a civil law system – Vendula Bryxová and Maxim Tomoszek (Palacky University, Czech Republic)
- Postgraduate to professional: creativity and opinion writing skills – Ros Carne (City University)
- Teaching through proxy as a response to the internationalisation of legal education – Grace Li (University of Technology, Sydney)
- Telling it like it is: giving feedback in difficult circumstances – Caroline Maughan, Jonathan Tecks and Tim Felton (Universith of the West of England)
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