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News in brief: Leeds Law School calls for academic papers; students impress at Lille event

In this week's News in Brief: Leeds Law School are calling for papers ahead of a conference looking at the impact of the Legal Education and Training Review, and year two Planning students were in Lille for a sustainability workshop to learn more about regeneration projects.


Call for papers on the impact of the Legal Education and Training Review

Leeds Law School will be hosting a one-day conference next year exploring the impact the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) has had on teaching - and are appealing for academics to submit papers on their views.

The conference, which is being held on 25 June, will provide the opportunity to reflect on the review, which has been in place for the past five years, and will look towards the future of education.

Dr Jessica Guth, Reader in Leeds Beckett’s Law School, is organising the conference, which will also be attended by the LETR research team.

Suggested topics of papers include:

  • Who are tomorrow’s lawyers and who should be educating them?
  • What are law degrees for?
  • Routes to qualification for solicitors, barristers and legal executives?
  • Education and training for paralegals
  • The value of liberal legal education
  • The impact of LETR and subsequent developments on substantive areas
  • Impact of LETR and subsequent developments on Law Schools
  • International comparisons
  • The Futures of Legal Education and Training.

The deadline for papers is 5pm on Monday 25 January 2018. Anyone wishing to contribute, is asked to email an abstract, of no more than 500 words, to j.guth@leedsbeckett.ac.uk, stating three key words that can help group the papers together.


Student field trip explores regeneration projects in Lille

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Leeds Beckett Planning students at their sustainability workshop in Lille. 

Year two Planning students attended a sustainability workshop in Lille – Leeds’ twin city - last month, which explored local initiatives aimed at regenerating post-industrial sites, buildings and communities.

Students were joined by colleagues from France, Italy, Germany and Romania for the field trip and visited regeneration areas. The group was also accompanied by the Deputy Mayor of Lille who explained the city’s approach to sustainable urban regeneration.

Year one Planning and Geography students also spent a week exploring Lille in October and were shown the impressive efforts by the City’s Council to become more sustainable through planning and design. 

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