A key part of our work focuses on addressing legal and ethical issues most pressing for society. 

 

Our work includes:

 

Finding ways to make the justice system accessible to more people

Access to justice is limited, including due to inequality being highest in decades, the justice system presenting a number of barriers, and the legal system not being representative of society.

Promoting interdisciplinary collaborations

This includes making possible that we develop laws that protect people from misuses of advancements in technology and genetics.

Promoting interdisciplinary training of lawyers

For example, lawyers should have knowledge on human behaviour (e.g. gene-environment processes) and philosophy – which is essential particularly for lawyers working with people.

Promoting ethical practices in the legal profession

For example, lawyers charge fees that are similar to those for luxury services; and lawyers often charge for more time that they work, or extend the work needed for a case.

Promoting practices which would make the profession more representative of society

For example, currently access to the profession depends on subjective judgement and not on quantifiable criteria. A mere shift to providing training contracts or pupillages on quantifiable criteria, would significantly improve access to the profession and, as a result, access to justice. Reed more…

To achieve our aims, we work with law students, lawyers and educational and other institutions; conduct research; provide training opportunities; disseminate legal knowledge globally; and create a platform for international collaboration.  We bring together academia and practice towards preparing better lawyers, and we publish fine work which we believe contributes to the development of law and justice internationally. We also work for better access to the legal profession and to justice.

To achieve our aims, we work with law students, lawyers and educational and other institutions; conduct research; provide training opportunities; disseminate legal knowledge globally; and create a platform for international collaboration.  We bring together academia and practice towards preparing better lawyers, and we publish fine work which we believe contributes to the development of law and justice internationally. We also work for better access to the legal profession and to justice.

 

 

Previous work focused on:

  • Education and training, including promoting better legal education, providing advocacy training & Mooting opportunities ›
  • Disseminating knowledge (original research and opinions) through our publication, the Legal Issues Journal ›
  • Promoting better equality, including access to Justice; access to the profession; gender equality; and race equality ›
  • Representation: representing the interest of those training in the UK to become lawyers

Additional Previous work

  • Schools Program ›
  • Support (career & other) for Students and early career lawyers ›