High Court judge to be keynote speaker for Nottingham Law School International Advocacy Conference

High Court judge Mr Justice Green, chairman of the Advocacy Training Council, has been unveiled as the keynote speaker at an international conference being organised by Nottingham Law School.

The international conference marks the launch of the Centre for Advocacy
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The international conference marks the launch of the Centre for Advocacy

High Court judge Mr Justice Green, chairman of the Advocacy Training Council, has been unveiled as the keynote speaker at an international conference being organised by Nottingham Law School.

The International Advocacy Teaching Conference, is aimed at everyone with an interest in the training of advocates – from undergraduates through to practising lawyers – and takes place on Friday 27 June and Saturday 28 June 28 at the law school, part of Nottingham Trent University.

The event marks the launch of Nottingham Law School's Centre for Advocacy.

The centre draws on the expertise of experienced advocates who teach at Nottingham Law School as well as the university's psychologists and forensic scientists.

Centre director, senior lecturer and practising barrister Jeremy Robson said: "It will be a chance for trial advocates, the judiciary and academics from around the world to share best practice in advocacy teaching.

"This year's theme is Advocating Standards in Advocacy and we will explore ways to ensure standards are maintained against a backdrop of great change in the legal services sector."

As well as guest speakers, presentations, expert panel debates and workshops are expected to cover:

  • The future of advocacy training
  • The importance of standards in advocacy and measuring standards
  • Designing training and preparing undergraduate students for advocacy training
  • Transferability of advocacy skills
  • Training in the workplace
  • Advocacy in the voluntary sector.

New York-based lawyer and chairman of the US National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Dan Arshack; his Honour Judge Michael Stokes, Honorary Recorder of Nottingham and a visiting professor at Nottingham Law School; and Jo Cooper, director of the International Defence Attorneys Association, are among high-profile experts already lined up to take part in the conference.

Nottingham Law School was the first university in the UK to award an LLM in Advocacy Skills and in 2014 it plans to launch the first LLB Law with Advocacy giving students a chance to experience how the theory of law works in the courtroom and hone their analytical and presentational skills.

Visit the Nottingham Trent University website to find out more about the conference and for further details of Nottingham Law School advocacy courses.

High Court judge to be keynote speaker for Nottingham Law School International Advocacy Conference

Published on 4 April 2014
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