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Professor Elaine Hall Public Lecture

Northumbria University



Professor Elaine Hall, Professor in Legal Education Research, Northumbria University

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This lecture, by a law Professor from outside the discipline of law, explores knowledge, evidence and expertise. How do we (think we) know anything? On what basis do we make decisions, or have decisions made for us? Who do we trust and on what basis? How can we challenge decisions?What currency do the various forms of evidence have? There will be some philosophy and some epistemology, as well as a case examination of recent proposed changes to entry into the legal profession. 

About the Speaker 

Professor Elaine Hall joined Northumbria School of Law as a Reader in legal education research in October 2013. She was previously Lecturer in Research Methods at Newcastle University where she was a member of the Centre for Learning and Teaching. Her research career has spanned twenty years and more than thirty funded projects. This research has been directed towards the experience of teaching and learning from the early years to old age, as curriculum-specific, metacognitive and professional practices. The diversity of context has produced a unifying theory of pedagogic enquiry, which focuses on the intent of the researcher, the power of research and pedagogic tools and the critical engagement of research networks. 

Elaine leads the Legal Education and Professional Skills Signature Research Area.

Elaine is an Editor of the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE) and organises its annual conference. She is a Board member of the Association of Law Teachers and the Law Teacher journal.

You can find further information on Professor Elaine Hall's academic background and key publications here

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Please click on the Book Now button to reserve your place at this lecture.

Event Details

Northumbria University
Lecture Theatre 003
Business & Law Building, City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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