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A time for learning and teaching? Making the most of the sabbatical

The UKCLE funded research project on the pedagogic impact of law school sabbaticals, undertaken by Maureen Spencer and Penny Kent (Middlesex University), examined the potential of the sabbatical to...

Boosting the life cycle of the law teacher: from rookie to academic rock star

Scott Taylor (University of St Thomas, USA) conducted a workshop in which participants explored their past, present and future academic careers to help aspiring and new law teachers learn the...

The art of the impossible: the practicalities of being a new law teacher

In her paper Jessica Guth (University of Bradford) looked at the practicalities of being a new law teacher. Since the Learning in Law Annual Conference Jess has developed her paper further. The case...

The Shackleton method of team leadership in legal education

In his paper Frederick Price (College of Law) presented a discussion of the challenges facing team leaders in legal education. Frederick’s slides are embedded below, and you can also download his...

Supporting new law teachers

UKCLE holds regular events for new law teachers and is developing a toolkit for law teachers aimed at supporting them in delivering high quality learning and teaching. A series of tips pages on key...

Retrospectoring: the development and success of the Vocational Teachers Forum

Here Chris Maguire (BPP Professional Education) offers a not entirely sober reflection on five years of the Vocational Teachers Forum (VTF). From 2007 vocational issues have been discussed at the...

Giving conference papers and preparing to publish

Overview of giving conference papers and preparing to publish from Stephen Shute (University of Birmingham), presented at the UKCLE event on enhancing academic practice on 3 February 2005. Giving...

What makes a good law lecturer?

We are always looking for ways of making the student voice heard in relation to learning and teaching in law. With small project funding from Warwick Digital Press, Patricia McKellar asked students...

Learning about law lecturing

Phil Thomas, Cardiff University This guidance note, published in 2000 by the National Centre for Legal Education, is now out of print, but you may download the full text at the bottom of the page....

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