Guest Post by Steve Clarke: An investigation into the stresses and wellbeing of private practice and in-house solicitors

Steven Clarke is an LLM graduate and experienced in-house Counsel. Wellness in Legal Practice I approached the LLM Legal Practice by Distance Learning with the intention of gaining a better understanding of wellbeing in legal practice with particular focus upon the impact and influence of stress, anxiety, love and passion.  I aimed to compare the …

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Conference final thoughts

Great conference!  Many thanks to Jane Ching and the entire Centre for Legal Education team for a truly memorable experience.  I've put down some final thoughts stimulated by the conference on my blog at http://paulmaharg.com/2017/06/20/cle-conference-final-thoughts-doing-and-undoing/.  If you attended and liked it too, please do add a comment below; or if you didn't and followed the liveblog, …

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Legal Hack: How can we promote digital skills amongst law students (PH)

This is our final session (pout). Nigel Hudson and Paul Maharg are acting as facilitators. It's a short session just to get dialogue going around a Chaucer Street Manifesto for digital literacy, which we hope people will continue after the conference, with a view to future collaborations. Paul is briefly thwarted by Acrobat Reader (dratted …

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Nigel Hudson: PropertyMon Go!: Gotta catch ’em all! (PH)

Our own Nigel Hudson is here to tell us about how he is using augmented reality and gamification to enhance the teaching of land law in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes - PropertyMon Go! This was shortlisted for the ALT Teaching Law with Technology prize. Eek, he's gone all Blue Peter on us and he's going …

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Emily Allbon and Morris Pamplon: Lagton Legal – creating a transmedia storyworld for the LLB Legal Practice (PH)

Emily is a senior lecturer and director of Mooting at City Law School, having previously been an award-winning law librarian. She was named an HEA National Teaching Fellow in 2013. Morris is a senior educational technologist at City University of London. He is a fellow of the HEA and a member of the Association for …

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Neetu Chetty: Teaching law to a digital generation: considering alternative pedagogy (PH)

I've been eagerly awaiting Neetu's presentation, as I think she and I are going to prove to be on the same wavelength when it comes to active pedagogies. Neetu is the program manager of law at the Independent Institute of Education-Varsity College Westville. She is currently exploring the value of open networked learning on the …

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Matthew Homewood: Extending learning spaces using social media (PH)

Matthew is Acting Head of Postgraduate Courses, as well as Learning & Teaching Co-ordinator here at NLS. He is a passionate advocate for technology enhanced learning approaches and has a growing reputation for his work in this area. Matthew has received national and international recognition for his contribution to learning and teaching, including an HEA …

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CLE conference, day 2, session 2

Third plenary, Craig Newbery-Jones, Plymouth University Law School, on 'The courage to walk into the darkness, strength to return to the light.  Technological experimentation within legal education and legal practice'.  I've published Craig's work in the past - he has a highly sophisticated view of digital technologies and their uses in legal education, well worth …

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Pamela Henderson: Implementing SCALE UP in undergraduate Law

It's my turn! I'm not actually liveblogging myself. In fact, I've just finished and am now telling you what I said. I started by moaning about lectures. They may be our signature pedagogy, but they remind me of medieval monks, droning through lunch. In other words, they may be an efficient way of communicating a …

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CLE conference, day 2, session 1

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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