Nigel James Duncan

Nigel James Duncan
City, University of London · City Law School

LLM (LSE)

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There is currently a debate about resilience and wellbeing of law students and legal practitioners. Tension has developed between a movement promoting the wellbeing of students and those who criticise that movement for individualising responsibility and enabling managers to evade their responsibilities. This article seeks a constructive resolution...
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The practitioner lawyer of the past had little need to reflect on process. The doctrinal research methodology developed intuitively within the common law — a research method at the core of practice. There was no need to justify or classify it within a broader research framework. Modern academic lawyers are facing a different situation. At a time wh...
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There is a considerable debate as to whether legal ethics should be taught on undergraduate law degrees in the UK. This is a contribution to that debate which argues for such a development. It presents a series of arguments about the desirability of doing so, both from the perspective of preparing students for entry into the legal profession and fr...
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This article explores a group of related challenges facing UK law schools. These include changes in University funding which affect all disciplines and specific factors which are peculiar to law. It analyses the nature of the legal services sector, historically known as the legal profession, to assist in proposing what legal education is for. In pa...
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This report proposes a method of making progress in developing the ethics project in legal education. It presents the findings of research into how ethics is currently taught in a number of different jurisdictions and then considers ways in which an effective community of practice might be developed. This involves establishing effective methods of...
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This paper responds to the debate over whether ethics is better taught in one or more discrete modules or pervasively throughout the law degree programme. It surveys the existing literature and looks at recent developments in different countries where attempts have been made to achieve the goals established by Deborah Rhode in her concept of a ‘con...
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We all accept that peer review is an essential part of journal publication in all disciplines, but almost everyone is agreed that it could be improved. This article describes an experiment in peer review with a legal education journal, The Law Teacher. It reports on the process, and describes ways in which the process can be improved for the future...
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This report addresses work done at the 4th Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE), held at Cordoba, in 2006. GAJE, established in 1996, is an international alliance of legal educators and NGOs concerned with promoting issues of social justice through legal and community education.
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It is well documented that opportunities for plagiarism and academic misconduct are increasing in higher education. Accounting for this concern, and as a means of combining preventative action with a positive, student learning approach, staff at City University London devised a new University-wide initiative, steered by a group (the Good Academic P...

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