Category Archives: Education

“From the Field: Some Notes on the ‘Clinics and SQE – what next?’ Conference about the New Route to Qualifying as a Solicitor in England and Wales”, a piece for the IJCLE

This blog post does not have the snappiest title I have ever crafted, I grant you, but I am being wordy for a reason. My reason is this is one of my sign posts, that is to say this is … Continue reading

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Clinics and SQE – what next? Some conference notes about the new route to qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales (mainly from a law clinic perspective)

On 5 June 2019 I attended an event at Coventry University entitled “Clinics and SQE – what next?” To the uninitiated, at least two questions flow from that title. What is SQE? What does it mean for clinics? There might … Continue reading

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The Tenement Management Scheme, scheme decisions about secure entry systems, and a smattering of teaching nostalgia

The title for this blog post was something I mulled over for a while. After thinking about this for far too long, I opted for what can fairly be described as a boringly accurate title. So be it. It’s my … Continue reading

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SULCN Conference 2015: Pushing the Boundaries

On 3 June 2015 the fourth annual Scottish University Law Clinic Network conference takes place at the University of Aberdeen. SULCN is an organisation that brings together the various pro bono activities at the Scottish universities, such as the Aberdeen … Continue reading

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Selling intra-curricular clinical legal education in The Law Teacher

A very quick “signpost” blog, to direct any readers interested in clinical legal education to my article ‘Selling intra-curricular clinical legal education’ (£ – but see below) in the most recent edition of The Law Teacher. Here is the abstract … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network 2014

Another year, another Scottish University Law Clinic Network conference, and another opportunity to write a blog which doubles as: 1) a repository for my notes and thoughts from the event; and 2) a plug for Scotland’s network for all academic … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: Human rights for music fans

This blog is about human rights and music. A curious topic for a blog, you may legitimately muse. How might human rights and music collide? One way they might is where songs have been banned or censored, and as such … Continue reading

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IJCLE Conference 2013 – Sharing Across Models of Experiential Clinical Legal Education

Welcome to another of my slightly self-indulgent, personal insight reservoir blogs, complete with a rather wordy title. I am not in any way sorry for that, so if you do not have at least a passing interest in clinical legal … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network 2013

In June 2012, some intrepid Scottish law students and supportive non-students were involved in the first Scottish University Law Clinic Network event at the University of the West of Scotland. This brought together the five law schools hosting active student … Continue reading

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Being a student again

Set a thief to catch a thief. A poacher turned gamekeeper. It is always useful to get another perspective on a job you think you know and that sometimes happens by adopting another role. Simulation and role play can only … Continue reading

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