Category Archives: Training

Legal Education, the profession and technology: a publisher’s challenge

A paper from Thomson Reuters throws down a challenge, mainly directed at US law schools, as to  how they should respond to the advances of technology in legal services. This is based on what might be described as a pretty ‘quick and dirty’ methodology: 30 interviews, six examples of good practice and a consequent eight … Continue reading Legal Education, the profession and technology: a publisher’s challenge

Ulster University’s Legal Innovation Centre: a new initiative opens for business

The UK’s first Legal Innovation Centre, on the model of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford in the US, was officially opened in Belfast on Tuesday night. An audience of over 200 assembled to welcome its opening at Ulster University.  The centre is a collaboration between the Schools of Law and Computing and Intelligent Systems, … Continue reading Ulster University’s Legal Innovation Centre: a new initiative opens for business

Digital and Simulation in the Teaching of Law : Emerging from the Shadows

Paul Maharg, Professor Australian National University College of Law and Director of PEARL (Profession, Education and Regulation in Law) In a recent post on this blog Gina Alexandris outlines the approaches taken by Ryerson University in its Legal Practice Program.  It is an ambitious program, based on simulation methods of learning, teaching and assessment, and … Continue reading Digital and Simulation in the Teaching of Law : Emerging from the Shadows

Training Lawyers Online: The Development and Launch of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program

Gina Alexandris How do you develop and deliver consistent, effective lawyer licensing training to law graduates situated across a province (and perhaps a country), incorporating large numbers of lawyers, similarly situated across a province, in subject matter expert, mentor and assessor roles? This was exactly the challenge that Ryerson University undertook in 2014 when it … Continue reading Training Lawyers Online: The Development and Launch of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program