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Phase One Advisory Board
Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Chair in Law & Ethics, Georgia State University College of Law (USA).
Clark Cunningham is the director of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP), a consortium of ethics centers at five universities, and the Effective Lawyer-Client Communication Project, an international collaboration of law teachers, lawyers and social scientists. From 2007-2008 he served as the Convenor of the Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, an international organization of over 700 law teachers, lawyers, and leaders of non-governmental organizations from more than 50 countries. In 2006 he was admitted to membership in The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet in recognition of his work which is leading to fundamental changes in the ways client relationship skills are taught in Great Britain. He has served as an expert on legal ethics in a number of major cases and his reasoning has been adopted by the Missouri Supreme Court and federal courts in Georgia and Illinois in decisions disqualifying lawyers for conflicts of interest. He publishes on a variety of topics with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and comparative scholarship. Contact details and more information.
Nigel Duncan, Principal Lecturer, City Law School, London (UK).
Nigel Duncan is editor of the Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education, a member of the Advisory Board and Strategy Committee of the UK Centre for Legal Education, and an Honorary fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies. He has written widely and presented internationally on matters of legal education and legal ethics. Recently, he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, with which he has conducted research into the teaching of legal ethics. This research led him to propose and pilot the website resource which forms the centrepiece of this project. Contact details and more information.
Adrian Evans, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, Monash University (Australia).
Adrian Evans has taught, practised law and consulted in a clinical and legal ethics contexts for thirty years at LaTrobe and Monash Universities, Australia. He has empirically researched and published in relation to 'best practice' ethics in law firms, 'quality' clinical-traditional links in law teaching, client attitudes to lawyers, the values of legal practitioners, the approaches of International Bar Association (IBA) members to monitoring and limiting lawyer theft and the ethical environment in which lawyer's fidelity compensation is addressed locally and internationally. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the IBA. He is currently researching values-based approaches to enhancing legal ethics and systemic opportunities to secure the ethical future of the legal profession through the development of protocols for ethics assessment. Contact details and more information.
William Henderson, Professor of Law, Indiana University (USA).
Under William Henderson's leadership, Indiana became the first law school in the US to move the required ethics course into the first year with the same number of credit hours as the other traditional courses. His scholarship focuses on empirical analysis of the legal profession and legal education. He is a research associate with the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) and director of the Law Firms Working Group, a joint initiative of the Indiana Law School and the American Bar Foundation. He is also a regular contributor to the Empirical Legal Studies Blog (www.elsblog.org) and the editor of Law & Society: the Legal Profession Abstracts, published on-line by the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN), a division of Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP) and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Contact details and more information.
Sally Kift, Professor of Law, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (Australia).
From 2001-2006, Sally Kift served as the Law Faculty’s Assistant Dean forTeaching & Learning and was subsequently appointed QUT's foundational Director for the First Year Experience (2006-2007). She received an Australian National Teaching Award (AAUT) in 2003. In 2006, Professor Kift was awarded one of three inaugural national Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Senior Fellowships for a project entitled, Articulating a Transition Pedagogy to Scaffold and to Enhance the First Year Learning Experience in Australian Higher Education. In 2007, a Project Team that she led was awarded a further ALTC National Teaching Award for the QUT Law Faculty's Assessment and Feedback practices. In 2009, the ALTC has funded yet another project under her leadership to investigate the design, implementation and evaluation of a good practice approach to the final year experience in Australian legal education. She has published widely on legal education and student transition, and has received numerous national and international invitations to speak on issues relating to transition and the first year experience, on curriculum design to embed and assess graduate attributes, and on the current state of legal education. Contact details and more information.
Lawrence C. Marshall, Professor of Law, David and Stephanie Mills Director of Clinical Education, and Associate Dean for Public Interest and Clinical Education (USA).
A nationally renowned advocate for reform of the U.S. criminal justice system, Lawrence Marshall has been widely recognized for both his teaching and work as a lawyer. As Director of Clinical Education, he has committed himself to creating an integrated clinical experience that serves the needs of each and every student at Stanford Law School. As Co-Convener of the Legal Education Analysis and Reform Network (LEARN) he is also deeply involved in a national movement to implement innovative reforms in American legal education in order to ensure that law students are best prepared to enter the legal profession. Much of his scholarly work has focused on issues surrounding the application of the death penalty and he co-founded the world-renowned Center on Wrongful Convictions, where he both served as legal director and personally represented many wrongly convicted inmates, including a number of inmates who had at one time been sentenced to death. Contact details and more information.
Julian Webb, Professor of Legal Education, University of Warwick, and Director of the Higher Education Academy’s UK Centre for Legal Education (UK).
Julian Webb has published extensively on issues of legal education policy and pedagogy, and on the legal profession and its ethics. His publications include the monograph, Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations (with Donald Nicolson, Oxford UP, 1999) and Maughan & Webb’s Lawyering Skills and the Legal Process (2nd ed., Cambridge UP, 2005), which was the first student academic text in the UK to include substantive materials on lawyers’ ethics. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of the Legal Profession, Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, La Revista Educación y Derecho and Legal Ethics, and, until 2008, was a founding editor of the latter. He has been an education advisor to the Bar Council, and has undertaken research and consultancy for a range of bodies, including the Law Society of England and Wales, the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct, the Dutch Council of the Judiciary and the New Zealand Council of Legal Education. Contact details and more information.
Alice Woolley, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary (Canada).
Alice Woolley's research interests are in the areas of legal ethics and administrative law. In addition to being the lead editor and co-author of the leading Canadian casebook on legal ethics, Lawyer' Ethics and Professional Regulation, Professor Woolley has published articles on regulation of extra-professional misconduct by lawyers, regulation of lawyer civility, access to justice, the good character requirement for law society admission, legal ethics teaching, unethical billing and the standard conception of the Canadian lawyer. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Professor Woolley spent seven years in private practice in Calgary, practicing mainly in the areas of civil litigation and utility rate regulation. In 1995-1996 she was a law clerk to the then Chief Justice of Canada, Antonio Lamer. She holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School and an LL.B. and B.A. from the University of Toronto. Contact details and more information.
Ex Officio Members
Tiffany W. Roberts, Deputy Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (USA).
Michael Hughes, Learning Technologies Development staff, Glasgow Graduate School of Law; Phoenix Productions (UK).
Paul Maharg, Professor of Legal Education, Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University (UK).