16 September 2014

CLEA ANNOUNCEMENTS: CLEA Call for Conference Papers 2015 and Essay Competition 2014

Essay Competition

This year will see the launch of our 5th Essay Competition. The competition is open to all students registered on an undergraduate law degree course within a Higher Education Institution in a Commonwealth Nations (see website<http://www.clea-web.com/essay-competition/> for the full competition rules).  The competition closes on 31 October 2014.

The title for this year is:

"Can the Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles on Three Branches of Government 2003 serve as an effective framework for safeguarding democracy and the rule of law in Commonwealth Countries?"

£1000 of cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of first, second and third places as follows: 1st Prize: £500  2nd Prize: £300 3rd Prize £200.  The winning entry will also be published in the Newsletter of the Commonwealth Legal Education and may also be published in the journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education. Further details are available from: the Essay Co-ordinators: clea.essaycompetition@gmail.com<mailto:clea.essaycompetition@gmail.com>.

2015 Biennial Conference in Glasgow

CLEA are pleased to announce that their 2015 conference<http://www.clea-web.com/events-conferences/glasgow-2015/> will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in April 2015.  The conference will run from Thursday 9th until Friday 10th April 2015 at Glasgow Caledonian University.  Preceding the conference, there will be a seminar on interactive teaching methods, organised by David McQuoid-Mason, the President of CLEA.  After the conference, there will be an optional organised tour arranged for Saturday 11th April to visit some of Scotland's landmarks. The Commonwealth Moot will then take place from Sunday 12th until Wednesday 15th April.  Please contact Michael Bromby<mailto:m.bromby@gcu.ac.uk> for any conference enquiries.

Call for Papers

The conference theme is "Transnational Legal Education: Commonwealth Perspectives" and the call for papers<http://www.clea-web.com/events-conferences/glasgow-2015/2015-call/> sets out the thematic areas and instructions for submitting an abstract.  The current deadline is 28 November 2014, with a further and final call for papers in early 2015.

Keynote Speakers

A keynote speech will be delivered by Prof. Justice Date-Bah<http://www.clea-web.com/events-conferences/glasgow-2015/keynote-date-bah/>, who is the Chairman of the University of Ghana Council. He was also a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Gambia from 2008-2013. He is currently the Chairman, Ghana Law Reform Commission and Chairman, Council of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Prof. Justice Date-Bah has held academic positions at the University of Ghana, University of Nairobi, University of Calabar as well as visiting positions at Lincoln College, Oxford University, Yale Law School and at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Seminar on Interactive Teaching Methods
A 1-day pre-conference seminar<http://www.clea-web.com/events-conferences/glasgow-2015/teaching-workshop/> will take place on Wednesday 8th April 2014, led by David McQuoid-Mason, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Patricia McKellar, University of London; and Lindi Coetzee, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

2015 Moot
The fourteenth Commonwealth Moot<http://www.clea-web.com/events-conferences/glasgow-2015/2015-moot/> will be held in conjunction with the 19th Commonwealth Law Conference also being held in Glasgow.

The Commonwealth Moot is an initiative of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA). It is an 'invitation-only' Moot, being limited to representative teams from regions of the Commonwealth only. The regions, for the this purpose, are; North America, United Kingdom, the Caribbean, South Asia (India), South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), South East Asia, Western Africa , Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Australasia (Australia and New Zealand send separate teams), and the South Pacific.

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