Nottingham Law School (NLS) has established a specialist centre aimed at expanding its research activity and upping its influence on national and international debates regarding legal education.
The new centre has been set up by reader in legal education Rebecca Huxley-Binns and researcher for the Legal Education and Training Review Dr Jane Ching. The plan is to formalise the activities of the school’s Legal Education Group, which responds to consultation papers, contributes to research projects and publishes and provides consultancy in legal education to the profession.
Huxley-Binns said: “We’re retaining all the activity from the Legal Education Group, but formalising it and raising the profile of what we’re doing nationally and internationally.
“We want to make sure we have a greater presence in conferences and contribute more ideas by engaging in national and international debate.”
The law school has also set up two separate centres to cover conflict, rights and justice, and business and insolvency law.
All three centres aim to share their knowledge beyond the education sector by working with government and non-government organisations, as well as organising conferences and seminars.
NLS dean Professor Andrea Nollent said: “We’ll ensure that the research carried out by these specialist groups is shared beyond the academic community to the benefit of the legal services industry.”