Open University: Exploring virtual reality in legal education (PH)

We are joined by Emma Jones, Francine Ryan, David Vince, Jamie Daniels, Gwyn Hopkins and Lidia Dancu, representing the Open University. They're here to deliver an interactive session exploring the potential benefits and instructional design challenges of incorporating virtual reality applications into legal education, As they acknowledge, virtual reality is perhaps most closely associated with …

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Poster Presentation: Legal Education in Egypt (PH)

We were delighted to welcome Taher Abouleid and Dr Hossam Hassan from Egypt to our conference. Taher is a practising judge and holds an LLM in International Criminal Justice. Hossam set up a law clinic at his university in Egypt, where students have the opportunity to experience real world legal problems, including trafficking. Taher had …

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Keynote 2: Technology makes you a better lawyer, not a techie

Second keynote, this time from Ludwig Bull, a student from Cambridge (when did you last attend a legal ed conference, or indeed any conference, where a student presents...?).  Avid readers of my blog will remember that I've already posted on his achievements.  He started his keynote with a 3-D model of citations of Donoghue vs …

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Clare Weaver & colleagues: Teaching with Technology – Attitudes, Challenges and Expectations (PH)

Welcome to the final session of the day - a workshop hosted by Oxford University Press, in collaboration with London South Bank University and the University of York. Their premise is that the opportunity to use learning technologies in law school is greater now than ever before. How should technology be deployed? Is it for …

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Linden Thomas: Developing a law school clinic case management system: an opportunity for collaboration (PH)

Linden is a supervising solicitor at the University of Birmingham Law School. She is responsible for co-ordinating the school's pro bono programme, which includes the Birmingham Free Legal Advice Group, the Birmingham Environmental Law Foundation Clinic, an active Streetlaw programme and many other projects as part of the Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research. …

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Gabor Andrasi: Should Hungarian Legal Ethics Invest in Technology (PH)

Gabor Andrasi worked for the Hungarian Tax Administration as a tax lawyer, then for a Hungarian business school in various positions. Currently, he is a lecturer in the United Arab Emirates and a PhD student here at NTU. He's here to update us on his doctoral research, including the role of information and communication technologies …

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CLE conference, session 2

The first parallel session and I'm blogging Janice Denoncourt from NLS on 'Interdisciplinary legal education: embedding IP law in Business programmes'.  Janice has already been published on the subject but she adapts her interdisciplinary approaches very neatly for legal education. Janice is talking about IP law and legal education, and argues that law schools need …

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Brian Inkster: Clicks and Bricks: Legal IT the Inksters way (PH)

Here we go! Getting the ball rolling at our CLE Conference is our first keynote speaker, Brian Inkster. Brian is the founder and CEO of Inksters Solicitors with offices in Glasgow, Forfar, Inverness, Portree, Wick and a visiting base in Lerwick. Brian is actively expanding Inksters' reach throughout Scotland with the aim of making his …

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CLE Conference nearly starting

Hi everyone - at the kind behest of Pamela Henderson I've joined the CLE blog as guest speaker and will be liveblogging the conference here and also at paulmaharg.com, my own blog.  Some really good speakers and topics are lined up, so looking forward to innovation and enlightenment...