- Start date: 1 January 2023
- End date: 1 January 2024
- Funder: Socio-Legal Studies Association
- Primary investigator: Dr Alex Nicholson
Funder: Socio-Legal Studies Association
Project aim: The aim of this study is to explore legal educators’ perceptions of the evolving relationship between legal education and the solicitors’ branch of the legal profession in England and Wales in the light of the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), specifically investigating whether legal educators believe that their work directly or indirectly reinforces existing cultures, practices, and norms within the legal profession and/or has the potential to reform them.
Publications and outputs
Nicholson, A. & Wainwright, H., “We Don’t Really Have a Voice”: An Exploration of Academics’ Perceptions of the Power Dynamic between Legal Education and the Legal Profession and its Impact on Curriculum Reform’, conference presentation at the Pedagogies for New Times Conference, University of Leeds, June 2023.