Archive for the ‘legal education’ Category

Rule of Law and Legal Education: Do They Still Connect?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 09:52

I’ve put a new paper up on SSRN.com on the rule of law and legal education. The introduction reads: When we connect legal education and the rule of law it has two connotations: to what extent should legal education be protected by the rule of law, and to what extent should the rule of law be taught within […]






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Goodbye London, Hello Dublin…

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 18:09

From September 2014 I’m taking up a new position at the UCD Sutherland School of Law as the McCann FitzGerald Professor of International Law and Business. I’ve been an external examiner at UCD for the past three years and have got to know and like the people there. The position is everything I could imagine […]






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Experimental Legal Education and Law Without Walls

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 18:00

(thanks to wikipedia for this) “Success of law schools depends on rate of experimentation“, said George Kembel, co-founder of Stanford D School. With the dire state of legal education in the US right now there is an awful imminence to that prediction. Add to the mix that legal education is undergoing all sorts of changes […]






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The Rise of Technology in Law or Why Susskind Didn’t Look Far Enough into the Future…

Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 14:34

Today I was at the City University of Hong Kong. It is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the Deans are holding a series of Deans’ Summits. The Law School Dean, Christopher Gane, held his summit on the Global Challenges of Legal Education, which also happened to be the topic of my paper. We had a […]






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One Size Doesn’t Fit All in Legal Education

Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 21:16

    (Image: thanks to Morgan Linton) After digesting the Legal Education and Training Review report (LETR) for three months, England’s largest legal regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), has delivered its response. This is important because the big legal regulators—SRA, Bar Standards Board, Ilex Professional Services—shape the structure of the qualifying law degree, and […]






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