ENCLE Spring Workshop

Location:        Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Date:               15 and 16 April 2015
Theme:           Preparing students for clinic
The European Network for Clinical Legal Education (ENCLE) will be holding a workshop on the theme of preparing students for clinic.  The workshop will be held at Northumbria University on 15 and 16 April 2015 and is supported by the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE).
The aim of the workshop is to generate discussion, through themed sessions, as to how clinicians can prepare their students for a clinical experience.  Delegates will be able to share their own ideas and experiences whilst learning from others.
Session facilitators will be drawn from a range of jurisdictions to enhance the discussion and draw out ideas for best practice.  The workshop is intended for both new and experienced clinical teachers, with a focus on strengthening their ability to prepare students for engagement in legal clinic.  The preliminary schedule is as follows:
9.30 – 10.00
10.00 – 10.15
Welcome and Introduction
10.15 – 11.00
Why we do clinic
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00
Preparing students for success in clinic
·         Parallel A – Standardised clients
·         Parallel B – Approaches to preparation: Legal knowledge or Problem based learning
13.00  - 14.00
14.00 – 15.30
Organisation of Clinic
·         Parallel A – Establishing a legal clinic
·         Parallel B – Running and sustaining a legal clinic
15.30 – 16.00
Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30
Ethics and professionalism in clinic
·         Parallel A – Developing ethical sensitivity in clinical students
·         Parallel B – Ethical aspect of clinical design and management
Optional dinner
9.30 – 11.00
Strengthening the social justice mission of clinic
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00
Impact of clinic in Europe: What do we know so far and where do we go from here (and how)?
Close and lunch
Cost and Registration
Delegates can attend the full workshop at a cost of £50, or attend on 15 April 2015 only at a cost of £35.
Delegates can also attend the optional dinner on the evening of 15 April 2015 at The Bridge Tavern, Newcastle upon Tyne at an additional cost of £25 per person.  This Brewpub and Eatery serves British Comfort Food with a local twist.  There is also a micro-brewery on the premises brewing bespoke real ales which are served directly to the pulls.  Please note that places are limited. 
To register and reserve your place at this workshop, please click on the following link:
Further information
If you would like any further information about this workshop, please contact Paul McKeown at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.