Short abstracts of the presentations were submitted by many of the speakers in advance of the conference. The titles of those that were submitted are underlined; to view those abstracts, click on the title.

Title: Education And Corruption: The Contribution Of Experiential Learning

Lead Presenter: Nigel Duncan


  1. Sally Hughes

Session Abstract: This session will present the findings of a research project exploring the experience of educators and legal practitioners in meeting the challenge of corruption. It will incorporate insights from work in simulated and real clinical education to propose approaches to best preparing new practitioners for the challenges of encountering a corrupt environment. The OECD, the IBA and the UNODC have developed an Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD) that provides freely-available course design proposals and materials. This valuable initiative is largely content-driven and focuses on developing the cognitive domain and students’ knowledge of the methods available in domestic and international law to respond to corrupt activities. We will present heuristic devices to deepen student understanding of the issue involved and to engage with the affective domain to help students develop the empathy and moral courage required for effective practice in a corrupt environment. The session will be introduced by two speakers, supported by a Powerpoint presentation, and will develop into an interactive workshop in which participants explore priorities in the learning approaches adopted, and offer perspectives from their experience in different jurisdictions. Depending on the number of participants this will either be done as group work or open discussion. Thus it will gain from the unique nature of the GAJE international community.

Session Material:

  1. Whistleblowers GAJE handout 19
  2. GAJE presentation SH 19 July

See full list of abstracts here.