European Network for Clinical Legal Education Conference

By Gillian Melville


On 17 to 18 July 2023, Gillian Melville, case supervisor, and Arün Smith, adviser, attended the 9th European Network for Clinical Legal Education (ENCLE) conference hosted by Liverpool John Moores University.

ENCLE is a European Network of persons committed to achieving justice through education. It brings together people from different countries to exchange perspectives and work collaboratively on improving access to justice and increasing the quality of legal teaching through Clinical Legal Education (CLE).

On the first day of the conference, Arün delivered an excellent and well-attended interactive workshop entitled Challenging Hegemonic Whiteness in Experiential Legal Learning. Arün managed the discussion very well and the feedback was excellent.

The day ended with a very sunny Magical Mystery Tour around Liverpool, giving us a history of the Fab Four’s local hangouts, and an obligatory stop at Penny Lane.

The conference was very well organised, and we were well looked after by the organisers. During the conference we heard what other law clinics were doing and also attended some informative sessions on the impact of chat GPT on education and assessment and how educators are responding to this emerging trend.

Arün has now left the law clinic and will be moving on to greener (and even more northerly) pastures. We’d like to thank him for all his work in preparation for this conference and over his time at the clinic generally. We wish him well!

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