The Seventh North East Mental Health Law Conference
City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Friday 12 July 2013
This will be the 7th North East Mental Health Law Conference organised by the Law School of Northumbria University. The first conference was held in June 2003, and the most recent was in June 2011. Sponsorship of the Conference is once more generously provided by Beachcroft LLP, one of the largest national law firms in the UK.
The aim of the Conference is to provide not only an opportunity for reflection on, and debate about, a number of critical issues concerning the application of mental health law, but also a source of relevant up-to-date information and practical assistance. The topics to be addressed by the speakers will be of considerable interest to lawyers, policy makers, managers, doctors, nurses, social workers, academics, service users and all those involved in, or/and interested in, the care and treatment of those suffering from mental disorder.
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The Eleventh International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference
Griffith University, Australia
w/c 15 July 2013
Griffith University and Northumbria University are very pleased to invite you to be part of our COMMON GROUND: sharing across models of experiential legal education Conference. The Eleventh International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference and the Twelfth Australian Clinical Legal Education Conference will both be held at Griffith University’s South Bank Campus in Brisbane from July 16 to 18, 2013.
The conference themes relate to identifying and strengthening what we share across different models and contexts of experiential legal education. Our students are involved in learning in many different contexts that raise an array of issues. We share the need to engage with important communities – students, clients, academic and professional colleagues and policy makers. We can support each other to develop student-focused practices for different contexts. The conference program pays particular attention to the role of clinics in developing ethical lawyering practices and to enhancing our approaches to student supervision. We will also explore opportunities for international collaboration.
For more information please visit the conference website here.
Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice Conference
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Saturday 12 October 2013
This international one-day conference will examine the interface of scientific and legal conceptions of mental disorder and the role and function of the criminal justice system in responding to this distinct category of defendants. With the Law Commission currently considering the Insanity and Automatism defences, this event brings together leading national and international experts in the field to discuss these important medico-legal constructs.
The conference is organised around three key themes: Unfitness to Plead (Diversion/Disposal); Insanity and Automatism and Partial Responsibility. The ambit of the conference is delibrately broader than that of the Law Commission in order to enable a holistic consideration of mental disorder and criminal justice.
The event will include contributions from world leading speakers from academia, the judiciary, the Law Commission, the legal profession (including the Crown Prosecution Service), the Royal College of Psychiatrists and experts in the cognitive sciences.
For further information and to book your place, visit the conference website here.
For details of previous conferences held by the Enterprise Unit, please click here.