Conference Presenter Profile

Nigel Duncan

Name: Nigel Duncan

Professional Title: Professor

Affiliation: City, University of London

Country: United Kingdom

Title of Presentation(s):

  • Developing programmes to help the transition to practice

Short Bio: Nigel Duncan is Professor of Legal Education at City Law School, City, University of London. His main teaching is on the Bar Professional Training Course where he supervises a live clinical option where students represent real clients in the employment tribunals. He is a Convenor of the Legal Ethics Forum of the School’s Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice. In July 2014 he hosted the 6th International Legal Ethics Conference. He is a founder member of the UK Clinical Legal Education Organisation and of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, and founder with Clark Cunningham of the International Forum on Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism, a website designed as an interactive resource and forum for those interested in the education and training of legal professionals - www.teachinglegalethics.org. He is convenor of Teaching Legal Ethics UK, a community of practice including members from many different law schools and some practitioners, which holds regular workshops. He became a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2004 and a Principal Fellow in 2015. He is a member of the Education & Training Committee of the Bar Standards Board and Advisory Counsel to the Academic and Professional Development Committee of the International Bar Association. He is consultant editor of the Law Teacher and on the editorial advisory boards of the Legal Education Review and the International Journal of the Legal Profession. His research has recently focused on the preparation of ethical professional lawyers facing the problems of corruption, with a book for Routledge currently in preparation. He is currently working on issues of wellbeing in law students, teachers and practitioners. He publishes regularly in the fields of legal education and legal ethics.

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