Teaching law or training jurists? A view from Spain

March 23rd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

by  Josep Ma. de Dios, Professor of Private International Law, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


The aim of this article is to present my views on how law schools should prepare students for a very dynamic and changing society. I will try to show the importance of providing our students with a ‘legal mentality’, and giving them the appropriate tools for working in a very complex society. And I question legal teaching based solely on the ‘letter of the law’.

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Law Society of Ireland – International Legal Excellence Programme

March 16th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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Several months ago, we wrote a post about a programme, organised by the Law Society Professional Training in Ireland, which provides training opportunities for European Lawyers, and cooperation between European Bars. This programme was launched in 2014 in conjunction with the Italian Consiglio Nazionale Forense (National Bar Council of Italy) and the Law Society of Ireland.

The dates, format and content of this year’s summer course are now available online. The course is delivering three one-week long Legal English Courses in July 2016. These courses will cover three topics:

  • Commercial Contracts Master Class
  • International ADR Master Class: Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration
  • Cross-Border Civil & Family Law issues & Public Speaking Skills Master Class

These courses will take place at Law Society of Ireland’s Education Centre.

The brochure for this course is available to download here. 

CCBE Training Conference postponed

March 4th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the CCBE will need to postpone the CCBE Conference on ‘Training of Lawyers – Challenges and Opportunities’ which was planned to take place on 22 April 2016.

The CCBE will examine the agenda to decide which timing could be suitable to organise this conference at a later date.