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Community, Creativity and Culture in Legal Education

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We are pleased to announce the Nottingham Law School Centre for Legal Education’s fifth international conference. Papers and presentations from the previous conferences can be found here and articles derived from our 2020 conference here. The conference will be held largely online, with two sessions a day on 13th – 16th June 2022 and, we anticipate, a blended online/face to face session on 17th June.

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Event details

We invite participants from the whole range of legal education contexts.  This includes, for example, professional regulators and professional bodies; legal sector employers; researchers whose work has an impact on law students, law teachers or legal practitioners, librarians and information professionals; stakeholders in and users of research, psychologists, professional support lawyers; training principals and pupillage supervisors; CPD/CLE providers; academic, vocational and postgraduate course designers and teachers; research and other students; and young lawyers.  We also extend our welcome to participants from outside England and Wales.

We anticipate that sub-themes for this year’s conference will include:

  • Student experience
  • Clinic
  • Multidisciplinary legal education and outliers (eg legal education in social work, journalism, built environment, medicine)
  • Professional communities and identity
  • Supporting each other: Relationships between providers/students/regulators
  • Innovations by design or necessity
  • Acknowledging diversity in culture and community issues

For enquiries about CPD accreditation, or for any other enquiries or suggestions, please contact the organisers, on Although no fees will be charged for participation, places, especially on the Friday, will be limited, so registration will be necessary.

Visa letters, where required, will be made available only after registration has been completed and by application to the organisers at

We anticipate that papers, slides, bibliographies etc. will be published on the conference website after the event.

Call for papers

Proposals should be sent to: before 7th February 2022.

Please take a look at the following documents:

CLE 2022 Call for Papers

CLE 2022 Proposal Template Form

We expect that those whose proposals are accepted will also register as conference participants.


As we confirm speakers and activities, this programme will be updated.

All times are UTC +1

Monday 13th June 2022
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Session 1

Keynote: Dr Foluke Adebisi
The future of law (and legal education) in an unequal and imperilled world

Chair: Pamela Henderson

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Session 2

Alina Hruba, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine
Legal Education in Nordic Countries: Comparative Approach

Chair: TBC

Tuesday 14th June 2022
10.30am -12.00pm

Session 3

Stephen Idowu Ilesanmi, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Multidisciplinary legal education in Nigerian built environment

Nandini Boodia-Canoo, Bloomsbury Institute London, UK
Centring Humanity in Legal Education – a classroom experience

Emily Finch, University of Surrey, UK
Identifying Gaps and Strengthening Skills Support using the World Café Method

Chair: TBC

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Session 4

Gábor Andrási, Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences, Hungary
What is your law school’s level of maturity regarding the integration of social responsibility into the organisation?

Luke Lynch, NTU, UK
Perverting the course of [social] justice: How can we make access to legal work experience and mentoring more equitable?

Chair: TBC

Wednesday 15th June 2022
11.00am - 12.00pm

Session 5

Gerard Maguire, NTU, UK; Noelle Higgins, Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland
Maximising the PhD Supervision Experience: Two Sides of the Story

Chair: Dawn Sedman

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Session 6

Matthew Game, Peter Vaughan and Matilda Kapala, NTU, UK
Moving a Regulated Teaching Law Firm Online; Engaging and Supervising Students in an Online World

Chair: Jane Jarman

Thursday 16th June 2022
11.00am - 12.00pm

Session 7

Jenny Kemp, University of Leicester, UK
The vocabulary LLM International Law students really need

Yingxiang Long, Hunan University, China
Cultivating Innovative Private Lawmakers in the Global Context---from the Perspective of China

Chair: Dawn Sedman

12.15am  - 2.15pm

Session 8
Special session: challenges and developments in Indian legal education

Sugandha Passi, Chandigarh University, India
Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Indian Legal Education

Sona Kumar, G H Raisoni University, India
Auxiliary Sciences and Legal Education

MS Sharmila, University of VIT, India
Transforming Clinical Design of Legal Education towards Community Lawyering – a Way to Strengthen Social Justice in India

Shrshtee Choudhary, Aditi Paul, Nasrullah Rezaie, Chandigarh University, India
Legislation and Jurisdiction of Suicide Laws in India: Conflicts and Retrospective Analysis

Chair: Pamela Henderson

Please note that the final paper discusses self-harm and suicide.

Friday 17th June 2022
10.30am - 11.00am
(face to face)
Registration, coffee, tea
11.00am - 12.00 pm
(face to face)

Session 9

Liz Curran, ANU, Australia/NTU, UK
Good Practice in Legal Education for the Community and Multidisciplinary Practice

Jane Jarman and Callum Scott, NTU, UK
Say my name:   The formation of professional identity as a solicitor – lessons from the SRA Equivalent Means arrangements.

Chair: Jane Ching

12.00pm - 1.30pm
(face to face)
Lunch and time to play.  This will include opportunities to engage with a variety of creative activities, including the Brave New World human rights boardgame developed by Tom Lewis and Helen Hall of NTU.
1.30pm - 2.00pm
(face to face)

Session 10

Emma Flint, Aston University, UK
Law School in 2022: killer of creativity or crucible of community and culture?

Chair: Liz Curran

2.00pm - 3.00pm
(face to face)

Session 11

Laura Hughes-Gerber, Noel McGuirk, Rafael Savva, University of Lancaster, UK
Augmenting student experience through embedding holistic student support provision for Law students into a changing curricular framework

Chair: XingXing Wei

3.00pm - 3.15pm
(face to face)
3.15pm - 4.15pm
(face to face)

Session 12

Graham Ferris, NTU, UK
Is law as an academic discipline still an important factor in the identity of legal academics and undergraduate students in the neo-liberal university?

Hazel Dawe, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Building learning communities as a means of helping students cope with the transition from school to university

Chair: XingXing Wei

4.15pm - 4.45pm
(face to face)

John Hodgson, NTU, UK
Closing remarks: reflections on 35 years in legal education

Chair: TBC

Please register your interest here. The deadline for bookings is Friday 29 April 2022 12pm.

You must choose ONE option only:

Option Please choose ONE option from the following Register here
Option 1 I would like to attend the conference virtually on Monday 13th to Friday 17th June 2022 Register here
Option 2

I would like to attend the conference virtually on Monday 13th to Thursday 16th June 2022

Register here
Option 3

I would like to attend the conference virtually on Monday 13th to Thursday 16th and face to face on Friday 17th June 2022

Register here
Option 4

I would like to attend the face to face event on Friday 17 June 2022

Register here

Booking information

To register your interest for this conference, please go to the 'Programme' section of this page, and choose one of the four options that best meets your choice. Then click the link in the 'Register here' column.
You will then be taken to another web page, where all you need to do is click the 'Register your place' button.

You will be sent joining instructions and/or location details nearer via email nearer to the time.

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