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International Advocacy Teaching Conference June 2016

The 21st Century Advocate

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Nottingham Law School will host the second International Advocacy Teaching Conference in June 2016. The conference will bring together advocates, judges and academics from different jurisdictions and across disciplines to discuss and share best practice in the training of advocates.

  • From: Friday 24 June 2016, 12 am
  • To: Saturday 25 June 2016, 12 am
  • Location: Chaucer Courtroom, Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
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Nottingham Law School will host the second International Advocacy Teaching Conference in June 2016.

The conference aims to bring together those with an interest in the teaching and developing of advocacy skills in both legal education and practice. This will include those who teach advocacy - including mooting - at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels.

The conference will provide opportunities for trial advocates, members of the judiciary and academics from around the world to meet and share best practice in advocacy teaching. This year's conference will address how those who train advocates can ensure those advocates are equipped to deal with the needs and challenges of a rapidly changing legal and political landscape.

There will be a variety of presentations, expert panel debates and workshops. We will share the experience and expertise of advocacy trainers from different jurisdictions in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

The conference dinner will take place on the evening of Friday 24 June at the Nottingham Conference Centre, with the Honourable Mr Justice Green as guest speaker.

The theme of the conference is 'The 21st Century Advocate', and there are a number of themes which will be addressed. These include:

  • the advocate's role in defending the rule of law
  • using advocacy teaching to enhance every stage of legal education
  • designing teaching and assessment activities which maintain and enhance standards
  • inculcating ethical values in advocates
  • using technology in advocacy
  • training experienced practitioners
  • supporting and encouraging diversity amongst advocates
  • the future of advocacy training
  • issues of advocacy in comparative jurisdictions
  • training advocates for pro bono or legal clinic work.

The event will carry CPD hours accredited by the BSB and SRA.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Robson at the Nottingham Law School's Centre for Advocacy.


The 2016 conference programme is now available to view.

The conference was first held in 2014 and the programme was marked by the high standard of presentations and the friendly and collegiate atmosphere in which issues were discussed and debated.

If you are arriving early for the conference, we have an Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jonathon Doak - Whither Adversarialism? Realising Victims' Rights in Criminal Trials - taking place on the evening of Thursday 23 June that all conference delegates are invited to attend. To book your place, please follow the booking instructions on the event listing.

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Conference Fees

Please note that all costs are inclusive of VAT

Conference FeeDateCost
Full Conference Fee*Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June 2016£100.00
Single Day onlyFriday 24 June 2016£50.00
Single Day onlySaturday 25 June 2016£50.00
Conference Dinner ticketFriday 24 June 2016£50.00

*Please note that the full conference fee does not include attendance at the conference dinner. If you would like to attend the dinner, please add this option on to your booking when purchasing your conference ticket.

Location details


Chaucer Courtroom, Chaucer building


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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