Dr Liz Curran Seminar - Building collaborations locally
Applying a health justice partnerships model to law clinics
This facilitated discussion by Dr Liz Curran of Australian National University will take place from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm with post event informal discussion until 6.30 pm.
Associate Professor, Dr Liz Curran teaches in the Australia-wide Professional Legal Training, Australian National University School of Legal Practice mainly in the ‘Ready for Practice’ and “Becoming a Practitioner’ intensives courses. Liz is Associate Director of the Centre of Profession, Education and Regulation in Law Centre (PEARL) and the Leader of the ‘Access to Justice’ stream of PEARL. Liz was the recipient of the Australian Centenary Medal for ‘services to community and lecturing’.
- From: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 2.30 pm
- To: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 6.30 pm
- Registration: 2 pm
- Location: Newton Lecture Theatre 3, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 8.00 am
The event will be of interest to those involved in clinical legal education but also to those in the advice, health and justice sectors. Dr Curran will lead dialogue around the concept of multidisciplinary clinics to enhance student learning and to reach the socially excluded who trust community workers by allowing them to access legal advice through the health sector. The objective of the event is to advance and build relationships and identify some actions with a view to broadening and operationalising relationships and modes of clinic interventions that might be useful.
The event is hosted by the Centre for Legal Education at Nottingham Law School and is free to attend. Light refreshments will be available. Places are limited so the organisers would appreciate it if anyone who has booked but is later unable to attend advises them of this so that the place can be released.
Liz is facilitating two other seminars in June:
- Monday 25 June 2018, 2.30 pm: Alternative ways to approach legal problem solving and disputes to the adversarial process to seek justice
- Wednesday 27 June 2018, 2.30 pm: New approaches to lawyering and the implications for legal education: equipping our students to meet the changing world
Dr Liz Curran
Liz was a clinical legal educator/solicitor/ Director of a legal service all based in a community health centre for ten years. She has run a human rights NGO and worked in policy as well as legal practice. She routinely provides professional development to legal practitioners. Liz’s research is around effective legal practice including restorative justice & multi-disciplinary practice where lawyers work collaboratively with non-legal professionals to reach clients unlikely to gain legal help due to barriers. Liz has developed scenarios for students that reflect real life practice and innovations in service delivery with a focus on preparing students for practice in the 21st Century.
She has published research reports (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017) on outcomes, quality and effectiveness, youth justice and on a ‘Strategic Approaches to Problem Solving’ (March 2013). Liz is ‘expert advisor’ on the Law Council of Australia’s Justice Project. Between 2014 and end 2018, Liz is commissioned to conduct a number of research evaluations of Multi –Disciplinary practice including Health Justice Partnerships (HJP) in Australia and advising in Canada and recently the UK. Visit this page to read her article titled 'How lawyers improve health care'.
Liz is a regular media commentator on human rights and access to justice. Liz is Senior Fellow at Nottingham Trent University and Visiting Scholar (ongoing) University of Portsmouth in the UK.
Visit the following websites to see Liz's publications:
After booking a place, please download the pre-workshop materials from your confirmation email to prepare for the discussions.
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