44th Annual Conference: Legal Education: Extending the Boundaries

44th Annual Conference: Legal Education: Extending the Boundaries

5th April - 7th April 2009

Event Details:

Starts: 05 April 2009 - 12:00 AM
Ends: 07 April 2009 - 12:00 AM

Location Details:

Venue: Royal Tropical Institute
Location: Amsterdam

About the Event:

The Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce that its 44th Annual Conference will take place in the historic and beautiful city of Amsterdam, at the magnificent venue of the Royal Tropical Institute. The keynote speech will be delivered by Sir Christopher Greenwood CMG QC, Judge, International Court of Justice, Formerly Professor of International Law, LSE.


Students are encouraged to attend (there is a special rate for students). A studentled comparative session will examine the UK / Dutch student experience of their legal studies. There is also potential for students and others to visit the ICJ and ICC courts during their stay in Amsterdam.

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The theme of the 44th conference is Legal Education: Extending the Boundaries.

In an increasingly global world, how can law teachers and students take up the challenges and opportunities?

Topic for discussion will include:

  • The benefits of new forms of communication and learning cultures
  • New forms of assessment
  • Inter-disciplinary approaches to law
  • New teaching practices and venues
  • The academic/practitioner balance
  • Law students’ means and abilities
  • Widening participation and the profiles of tomorrow’s lawyers
  • The potential for new partnerships between universities and countries
  • Comparative legal education
  • International law (ICC and ICJ)
  • Other areas of interest to delegates.

The sessions include individual papers, workshops, discussion forums, research work in progress reports and poster presentations based on the conference theme.

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